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.
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 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
and the business concept that shares the gallery space.
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.
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.