Hello, I am not from here

Hello, I am not from here
© Photo: Simon Schmid, Swiss National Library

Hello, I am not from here
© Photo: Simon Schmid, Swiss National Library

Hello, I am not from here
© Photo: Simon Schmid, Swiss National Library

Hello, I am not from here
© Photo: Simon Schmid, Swiss National Library

Hello, I am not from here
© Photo: Simon Schmid, Swiss National Library

The sole volume of photographs in this year's selection presents black-and-white landscape and architectural images by Peter Hauser, each set on a separate page with white borders of varying dimensions. A red hardcover bearing a single large photo on the front and another on the back, the slim volume is immediately striking in its very direct aesthetic and use of stark contrasts. The impression continues inside, where the high-contrast images and uncluttered layout create an almost rough-hewn effect. However, the choice of design was deliberate in every detail: from the thin, slightly translucent paper to the selection and sequencing of the pictures and the complete absence of text that allows readers to immerse themselves in the images. Typographical elements are confined to the spine, half title, the picture captions at the end and the imprint. The interplay of the various components affords the book a high degree of consistency and virtuosity.

 

Editor(s):
Peter Hause:r, Zürich; Enea Toldo, Russo
Author:
Peter Hauser, Zürich
Design:
Enea Toldo, Russo
Printing:
Musumeci S.p.A., Quart (IT)
Publisher:
Sturm & Drang, Zürich
ISBN:
978-3-906822-01-3
Dimensions in mm:
317 × 246 × 16

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