Hello!  Munich is a winter wonderland but I’m not sharing photos of the beautiful scenery or of our Trefu Challenge.  Today, I’m sharing photos of my evening at Good Transfer Photo Book Gallery located in Schwabing at Clemensstraße 61 D-80803.

 

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Helmut Hönsch and Christian Schweikert at the Good Transfer Galerie

 

As an artist who uses photography in her artwork, I was excited to meet Helmut Hönsch and Christian Schweikert at their workshop for photobook dummies (books not people).

The Gallery

The guys are part of a group called LE4EL that does photography projects (usually with a fourth creative.)  The three photographers decided to create a gallery for photography books and small format photo exhibitions using artwork in very small sizes.

 

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Photo in a slide frame at the gallery

The books in the gallery rotate depending on the exhibition they have in the space.  At the present time, the books are like the one below and, if you find one you like, you can just follow the QRCode to the publisher.

 

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The gallery does sell a few books but most of the books are sold through the internet.   The space is small like the Friday Gallery so the space cannot hold a large exhibition nor a large crowd but, the space has a good vibe and a big window to the street.

Helmut is slowly fixing up the gallery to fit the needs of the photography community and will be excited to have you submit your artwork for a potential exhibition this year.  If you make small format artwork and are a fine art photographer, I encourage you to connect with Helmut and Christian.

The two will also be offering workshops and perhaps some printing services with the snazzy photo printer that Christian just purchased.

You can reach the two at info@good-transfer.com

WORKSHOP -Photo Book Dummies

In the middle of last week, a cozy group of photographers sat around the table sharing their photos, book work and book dummies.

 

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Nice square printed photos which are good for organizing book layouts and page order.
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This is the size of the work Helmut and Christian are showing in the gallery. Super small. This is a photograph from the Street art at the Kultur Fabrik. The group is creating a book based on the artwork before the space was closed down for the redesign of the neighbourhood.
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The guys participated in the Off Festival 2015. Do you remember Isidora and Ursual were there representing Munich Artists.

some books…

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This is one of their group book projects.
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This is a reference book he had that I thought looked worth having.
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I loved this book but tracking time in certain locations was sad. Made me want to write a story.

 

 

and the business concept that shares the gallery space.

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Helmut’s Business concept sharing space with the Gallery.  Business knowledge transfer and story telling.

 

My Photo Book Dummies

The guys gave me some very good feedback on my two projects shown below.  The first project is a series where I take photographs of the poles around Munich, Germany. I will be publishing this book in the next few weeks.  The second book will not be mass produced.  The book idea uses my photography, ink and encaustic wax and is my continuing exploration into how I can make my digital artwork precious to me.

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Emmy Horstkamp’s photobook dummy
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Emmy Horstkamp’s photobook dummy
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Emmy Horstkamp’s Photo with encaustic and ink

Christian has also been exploring this idea of taking his photography one step further. He recently purchased a printer and started printing on different papers.

 

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Printed on different paper by Christian Schweikert

 

Written by Emmy Horstkamp

Hi, my name is Emmy and I live in Munich, Germany. If you want to know about art me visit my art page www.emmyhorstkamp.com or visit me in Munich, Germany

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