Cover of Darkness
Text by Anselm Wagner
Edition Fotohof im Otto Mueller Verlag, Salzburg 2007, Volume 33
Published by Kurt Kaindl
108 Pages, 100 Photographs, hardcover, 31 x 27 cm
Text in English and German
Available in bookstores or in the webshop of Galerie Fotohof (click here)
This photographic volume is the third book in Reinhart Mlineritsch’s trilogy of objects that are both commonplace and foreign. In these pictures he once again follows the trail of everyday aesthetic appearances that refer to something hidden. The photographer reveals himself as a tracker in the process. Most often he captures deserted places, where people and animals have left their traces. He composes these spaces like symmetrical peep boxes, whereby the objects appear to be on a stage and thereby achieve a heightened presence.
In this book, Reinhart Mlineritsch follows in the tradition of those photographers, who use large format photography to achieve a hyper-real precision, for whom black and white photography offers the possibility of the abstraction and augmentation of things, and who present these results to the viewer using a perfect duotone printing technique. The accompanying text by Anselm Wagner analyzes this work and reveals the methodology of his art photography.
COVER OF DARKNESS ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL AUSTRIAN BOOKS FOR 2007
"The Most Beautiful
Austrian Books of 2007"
best titles of the Austrian book production of
last year. About 200 participants
applied for one of the
desired prices as most beautiful book. The
selection criteria was excellent graphic design and quality of manufacture.
© Reinhart Mlineritsch