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LA DRIVE-BY     A unique photo book of the seedy side of LA shot from the car.
A limited-edition photo book by Michael Lange featuring „LA DRIVE-BY“ - combined with the unique design by the renown designer SYB.
www.michaellange.eu
A limited-edition photo book by Michael Lange featuring „LA DRIVE-BY“ - combined with the unique design by the renown designer SYB. www.michaellange.eu
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LA DRIVE-BY 1996-2001

„One can read these photographs like Tarot cards since they tell the future of the city that once was desert and will be desert again...“
LA Drive-By dives deep into an unknown Los Angeles. Shot out of the car the series focuses on Central and Southern Los Angeles. Drifting thousands of miles through the endless city I was confronted with obscure and dark places, the unpredictability and the giant puls of the city.

The series was shot from 1996 - 2001 on Polapan35 - a 35 mm b+w instant Polaroid slide film discontinued in 2000. Due to the chemical changes over the last 20 years different layers of temporality are apparent. The images are digitally unaltered.

LA097
LA097
LA045
LA045
LA051
LA051
LA013
LA013
LA028
LA028
LA019
LA019
LA006
LA006

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ABOUT THE BOOK

The photo book novelty by the renown Dutch book designer Sybren Kuiper (SYB), again challenges the limits of book design. Numerous fold-out pages to the left, right, top and bottom display the photographs in the book up to eight times the original page size - leaving the viewer with the impression of looking at multiple posters inside a photo book. This innovative design reflects my cruising explorations through LA and the designer’s philosophy that „the viewing should be an experience in itself, not linear - but like drifting through the city at random“.

The text by the legendary German film critic Andreas Kilb, refers to my photographs as tarot cards that „tell the future of the city that once was desert and will be desert again“ while simultaneously evoking LA’s darkest movie scenes.

Printed and specially hand bound in the Netherlands, the hardcover book will contain 82 images with 20 fold-outs on 192 pages. In a first edition of 500 numbered and signed copies, it will meet the highest standards of book production. See link of the design video

Details

  • photographs Michael Lange 
  • design SYB 
  • text Andreas Kilb 
  • size 17 x 22 cm // 7 x 8'' hardcover 
  • 84 images, 192 pages 
  • 12 fold-outs on four pages, 8 fold-outs on eight pages 
  • paper Munken Polar 115 g english 
  • self publication

REWARDS

Poster image LA066
Poster image LA066
STAY DOGS Pigment Print Selection
STAY DOGS Pigment Print Selection

EDITION PRINTS

Any of the images shown in the video and slideshow are available at in various sizes/editions (pigment prints on 300 g satin artist paper) at special prices for this Kickstarter campaign only. Those who wish to buy prints please contact me. 

If you have questions about any of the rewards, do not hesitate to ask.

WHY PLEDGING

To support an independent book production by an individual artist without outside interference, specially bound by hand and printed at highest quality standards. Hand-packaged and mailed to you with gratitude directly from the artist. Your support will make this book possible.

SPREAD THE WORD

Even if you don't donate you help by spreading the word about this project by sharing this link below with your friends, colleagues and contacts. THANK YOU!
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ABOUT MYSELF

After being a magazine/corporate photographer for over three decades (GEO, Stern, ART, Der Spiegel, Time, Fortune, Airbus Industries among others) LA DRIVE-BY (1996-2001) was the initial series turning to personal projects. In my search of deep quests Los Angeles was the perfect screen which resonated deep within. The series was first shown in a large solo exhibition in 2005 at the legendary Postfuhramt in Berlin, followed by gallery shows in Hamburg and at Noorderlicht festival.
Since 2009 my focus is on investigating landscape, stillness and transformation. WALD /forest (2009-2012) - the beginning of my landscape works - connected with my childhood safe places - the German forest. Published 2012 by HatjeCantz with major solo shows in Germany, the Netherlands, France and the US (Los Angeles and Santa Fe). Followed by FLUSS /river (2012-2015) - images on the largest European river the Rhine focusing on stillness in motion and order in chaos. The current work BERG /mountain (2013 - ongoing) photographed in the French Alpes is a study of the ephemeral and solid. The images follow the idea of transformation, of merging solid presence with elemental forces. They are a meditative exploration of our relationship with landscape.

SHOWS // FAIRS // BOOKS

(SHOWS and FAIRS selected)

2018
.Noorderlicht photofestival, IN VIVO Netherlands
.Gallery Wouter van Leeuwen, Amsterdam
2017 
.Palais für aktuelle Kunst, Glückstadt WALD ,solo
.Gallery Wouter van Leeuwen, Amsterdam WALD s
.ART Rotterdam, Netherlands, group
.Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire WALD s
2016
.Landesmuseum Bonn The Flow Of Pictures FLUSS g
.Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles WALD/FLUSS s
.Wouter van Leeuwen Gallery, Amsterdam FLUSS s
2015
.Robert Morat Galerie, Hamburg FLUSS s
.Paris Photo g Photo Eye Gallery, Santa Fe NM WALD/FLUSS s
.Alfred Ehrhardt Foundation, Berlin FLUSS s Galerie Mikiko Sato, Hamburg g
2013 L.A. Galerie - Lothar Albrecht, Frankfurt WALD s 
.Photo Festival La Gacilly, Frankreich g
.Robert Morat Galerie, Hamburg WALD s
2012 
.Alfred Ehrhardt Foundation, Berlin WALD s
.Villa Ruh Fotofest Horizonte, Zingst WALD s
.Galerie F5,6, Munich g photo L.A. g
2010
.Robert Morat Galerie, Hamburg L.A. DRIVE-BY s
.Noorderlicht photofestival, Netherlands g
2005
.Noorderlicht photofestival, Netherlands g
2000
. Postfuhramt, Berlin L.A. DRIVE-BY s

GALLERIES
. Robert Morat Galerie, Berlin
. LA Gallerie, Frankfurt
. Wouter van Leeuwen Gallery, Amsterdam
. Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles
. photo-eye Gallery, Santa Fe

BOOKS
WALD (2013) + Collectors Edition, Hatje Cantz
FLUSS (2015) + Collectors Edition, Hatje Cantz

GRANTS
2005 Kulturstiftung, Bonn
2014 Kulturstiftung, Bonn

COLLECTIONS DJE Kapital AG, München Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loir Hudson's Bay Company, Toronto ResMed, San Diego CA

Find my work online www.michallange.eu

LA Drive-By at Robert Morat Gallery,Hamburg 2010
LA Drive-By at Robert Morat Gallery,Hamburg 2010
Show LA Drive-By Postfuhramt Berlin
Show LA Drive-By Postfuhramt Berlin
LA Drive-By show at Postfuhramt, Berlin
LA Drive-By show at Postfuhramt, Berlin

doc! photo magazine p.38-43SW Magazin (German)
Lensculture WALD
photo-eye, Photographer's Showcase: Michael Lange's WALD
photographmag show at photo-eye Gallery
aPhotoEditor: Book Review
photo-eye, Photographer's Showcase: Michael Lange's FLUSS
Conscientious, Joerg Colberg Book Review
SPIEGEL Online
TV DW Deutsche Welle WALD /forest TV
Deutschlandfunk CORSO Gespräch:"WALD" (Radio interview German)
ELSEWHERE A Journal of Place: FLUSS

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LA DRIVE-BY  Buchcover
LA DRIVE-BY Buchcover

LA Drive-By 1996-2001 

"Man kann diese Fotos wie Tarotkarten lesen, denn sie weissagen die Zukunft der Stadt, die einmal Wüste war und wieder Wüste sein wird...“

LA Drive-By taucht tief in ein unbekanntes Los Angeles ein. Aus dem Auto fotografiert, konzentriert sich die Serie auf Central und Southern Los Angeles. Tausende Meilen durch die endlose Stadt treibend, war ich mit undurchsichtigen und düsteren Orten, der Unvorhersehbarkeit und dem gigantischen Pulsieren der Stadt konfrontiert.

Die Serie entstand von 1996 - 2001 in Central and Southern Los Angeles auf Polapan35 - einem 35 mm b + w Sofortbild-Polaroid-Diafilm (eingestellt 2000). Aufgrund der chemischen Veränderungen in den letzten 20 Jahren sind verschiedene Schichten von Zeitlichkeit sichtbar. Die Bilder sind digital unverändert.

Weitere Informationen und Fotos finden Sie im unteren Teil: ÜBER MICH

LA 97
LA 97
LA051
LA051
LA045
LA045
LA013
LA013
LA028
LA028
LA019
LA019
LA006
LA006

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ÜBER DAS BUCH

Mit einen Novum unter den Fotobüchern fordert der renommierte niederländische Buchdesigner Sybren Kuiper (SYB) erneut die Grenzen des Buchdesigns heraus. Zahlreiche ausklappbare Seiten nach links, rechts, oben und unten zeigen die Fotos im Buch auf bis zum Achtfachen der ursprünglichen Seitengröße an - und hinterlassen so den Eindruck, Poster in einem Fotobuch zu betrachten. Dieses innovative Design spiegelt meine Erkundungen durch LA und die Philosophie des Designers wider, dass "das Betrachten ein Erlebnis für sich sein sollte, nicht linear - sondern wie das zufällige Driften durch die Stadt".

Der Text des legendären deutschen Filmkritikers Andreas Kilb bezieht sich auf meine Fotografien als Tarotkarten, die "die Zukunft der Stadt erzählen, die einst Wüste war und wieder Wüste sein wird" und gleichzeitig LA’s dunkelste Filmszenen hervorhebt.

Gedruckt und handgebunden in den Niederlanden, enthält das Hardcover-Buch 82 Bilder mit 20 Ausklappseiten auf 192 Seiten. In einer ersten Ausgabe von 500 nummerierten und signierten Exemplaren wird es die höchsten Standards der Buchproduktion erfüllen.

Details

  • Fotografien Michael Lange 
  • Design SYB 
  • Text Andreas Kilb 
  • Format: 17 x 22 cm // 7 x 8'' hardcover 
  • 84 Fotos, 192 Seiten 
  • 12 Ausklapper auf vier Seiten, 8 Ausklapper auf acht Seiten 
  • Papier Munken Polar 115 g 
  • Englisch 
  • Selbstverlag

BELOHNUNGEN

Poster Motiv LA066
Poster Motiv LA066
STRAY DOGS Print - Auswahl
STRAY DOGS Print - Auswahl

EDITIONS PRINTS

Alle im Video und auf der Seite gezeigten Bilder gibt es in diversen Grössen und Editionen (Pigment Prints auf 300 gr Satin Artist Papier) nur währen dieser Kampagne zu besonderen Kickstarter Preisen. Um Pigment Drucke zu bestellen, wählen Sie einfach eines der Angebote oder kontakten Sie mich gerne persönlich für weitere Optionen oder Fragen.

WARUM SPENDEN

Das Buch ist eine freie Produktion des Künstlers, selbstverlegt und speziell handgebunden, sowie in feinster Qualität gedruckt. Jedes Exemplar wird mit Dankbarkeit vom Künstler verpackt und an Sie verschickt. Ihre Unterstützung wird dieses Buch ermöglichen.

VERBREITE DAS PROJEKT 

Auch wenn Sie nicht spenden, können Sie helfen indem Sie diesen Link mit Ihren Freuden, Kollegen und Kontakten teilen. DANKESCHÖN!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/380254796/la-drive-by-a-photo-book

ÜBER MICH

Nach über drei Jahrzehnten als Magazin/Corporate Fotograf (GEO, Stern, ART, Der Spiegel, Time, Fortune, Airbus Industries u,a,) war LA DRIVE-BY (1996-2001) die erste Serie die meinen Fokus auf persönliche Projekte ausrichtete. In meiner Suche nach tiefen Fragen war Los Angeles die perfekte Projektionsfläche, die tief mit mir räsonierte. 2005 wurde die Serie erstmals in einer großen Einzelausstellung im legendären Postfuhramt in Berlin gezeigt, gefolgt von Galerie- und Festivalausstellungen. Seit 2009 liegt meine Konzention auf der Erkundung von Landschaft, Stille und Transformation. WALD (2009-2012) - der Anfang meiner Landschaftsserien - ist verbunden mit den sicheren Orten meiner Kindheit - dem deutschen Wald. Veröffentlicht als Buch 2012 von HatjeCantz mit großen Einzelausstellungen in Deutschland, den Niederlanden, Frankreich und den USA (Los Angeles und Santa Fe). Gefolgt von FLUSS (2012-2015) - Bilder des Rheins mit Fokus auf Stille in Bewegung und Ordnung im Chaos. Die aktuelle Arbeit BERG (2013 - fortlaufend), fotografiert in den französischen Alpen, ist eine Studie des Flüchtigen und Soliden. Die Bilder folgen der Idee von Transformation - der Vereinigung von präsenter Solidität (Fels) und den elementaren Kräften (Wetter). Sie sind eine meditative Untersuchung unseres Verhältnisses mit Landschaft.

AUSSTELLUNGEN / MESSEN / BÜCHER

(Ausstellungen und Messen ausgewählt)
2018
.Noorderlicht photofestival, IN VIVO Netherlands
.Gallery Wouter van Leeuwen, Amsterdam
2017
.Palais für aktuelle Kunst, Glückstadt WALD ,solo
.Gallery Wouter van Leeuwen, Amsterdam WALD s
 ART Rotterdam, Netherlands, group
 .Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire WALD s
 2016
.Landesmuseum Bonn The Flow Of Pictures FLUSS g
.Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles WALD/FLUSS s
.Wouter van Leeuwen Gallery, Amsterdam FLUSS s 2015
.Robert Morat Galerie, Hamburg FLUSS s
.Paris Photo g
.Photo Eye Gallery, Santa Fe NM WALD/FLUSS s
.Alfred Ehrhardt Foundation, Berlin FLUSS s
.Galerie Mikiko Sato, Hamburg g
 2013
.L.A. Galerie - Lothar Albrecht, Frankfurt WALD s 
.Photo Festival La Gacilly, Frankreich g
.Robert Morat Galerie, Hamburg WALD s 2012
.Alfred Ehrhardt Foundation, Berlin WALD s
.Villa Ruh Fotofest Horizonte, Zingst WALD s
.Galerie F5,6, Munich g photo L.A. g 2010
.Robert Morat Galerie, Hamburg L.A. DRIVE-BY s
.Noorderlicht photofestival, Netherlands g
 2005
.Noorderlicht photofestival, Netherlands g
 2000
.Postfuhramt, Berlin L.A. DRIVE-BY s

GALLERIES
. Robert Morat Galerie, Berlin
. LA Gallerie, Frankfurt
. Wouter van Leeuwen Gallery, Amsterdam
. Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles
. photo-eye Gallery, Santa Fe

BOOKS
WALD (2013) + Collectors Edition, Hatje Cantz
FLUSS (2015) + Collectors Edition, Hatje Cantz

GRANTS 
2005 Kulturstiftung, Bonn 
2014 Kulturstiftung, Bonn

COLLECTIONS
DJE Kapital AG, München
Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loir
Hudson's Bay Company, Toronto
ResMed, San Diego CA

Sehen Sie mehr von meinen Arbeiten unter www.michallange.eu

LA Drive-By at Robert Morat Gallery, Hamburg 2010
LA Drive-By at Robert Morat Gallery, Hamburg 2010
Show LA Drive-By Postfuhramt Berlin
Show LA Drive-By Postfuhramt Berlin
LA Drive-By Show at Postfuhramt, Berlin
LA Drive-By Show at Postfuhramt, Berlin

doc! photo magazine p.38-43SW Magazin (German)
Lensculture WALD
photo-eye, Photographer's Showcase: Michael Lange's WALD
photographmag show at photo-eye Gallery
aPhotoEditor: Book Review
photo-eye, Photographer's Showcase: Michael Lange's Fluss
Conscientious, Joerg Colberg Book Review
SPIEGEL Online
TV DW Deutsche Welle WALD
Deutschlandfunk CORSO Gespräch:"WALD" ( Radio Interview German)
ELSEWHERE A Journal of Place:FLUSS

Risks and challenges

We are in the final stage of the book's narrative and discussing technical issues with the binder and making a second dummy, as a book with 8 and 4-times fold-outs in that size hasn't been mastered.

I will keep you posted!

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