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A TravelBook showing PostCards and Letters an artist-father has written to his family from the most unthinkable corners of this planet.
A TravelBook showing PostCards and Letters an artist-father has written to his family from the most unthinkable corners of this planet.
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This TravelBook shows how I started writing old and found postcards to my love back in 1983. We used to travel to Nice in South France for our advertising campaigns due to better weather conditions. Right on my second trip I decided to document my days and adventures. The privilege to live such a life needed to be manifested with rubber stamps. I had them made locally. I fixed the postal stamps mainly on the picture side and added URGENT and EXPRESS stickers to the post cards. Years later our son Cecil received his first post card right after he was born. His very fist rubber stamp was made especially for our first holidays together as a family (he was 6 weeks old): „las primeras vaccaciones de Cecil Maria“ ( the first holidays of Cecil Maria). It was in Spanish as we were heading to the Island of Mallorca.

Deutsch

Als Fotograf, Künstler und Reisender lege ich hier ein sehr persönliches Reisebuch vor. Spannend inszeniert von der Designagentur Rosendahl Berlin www.rosendahl-berlin.de . In über 200 Postkarten, geschrieben an meine Familie während drei Jahrzehnten, halte ich die vielleicht schönste Verbindung zwischen Heimat und Fernweh fest. Momente und Jahre, Orte und Szenarien, spannende Hintergrundgeschichten und spontane Gedanken fügen sich mit arrangierten Tableaus zu einer unwiderstehlichen Geschichte rund um den Globus zusammen. Sie ist eine Einladung an Entdecker, Träumer, Neugierige und Sehnsüchtige. Hier können sie erfahren, dass am Ende jeder Reise vor allem eines steht: das Gefühl, ein Stück näher bei sich selbst angekommen zu sein. Mit einem Vorwort von Wolfgang Joop.


the first holidays of Cecil Maria, die ersten Ferien von Cecil Maria
the first holidays of Cecil Maria, die ersten Ferien von Cecil Maria

 

a swiss postal stamp integrated and the smallest letter ever
a swiss postal stamp integrated and the smallest letter ever

 

Deutsch

Dieses Buch beschreibt die Gefühle eines Vaters, der lieber zum ersten Geburtstag seines Sohnes zuhause sein würde als in einer langweiligen Hotellobby bei Regen in Nizza abzuhängen. In den Erzählungen geht es um den einsamen reisenden Künstler, dessen einzige weibliche Begleitung die Jeans d’Arc auf den französischen Briefmarken ist. Aber so war das eben. Irgendwo draußen in der Welt ohne die Lieben daheim habe ich meine wieder mit auf die Reise gebrachten Kollektionen von Karten und Werkzeugen ausgepackt, um mich in meiner Postkartenkunst zu verwirklichen.

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Two years ago Anja Rosendahl and the team of her design agency, urged me to go out and make more than just your usual coffee table book. "Write your story!” she insisted. And so I did. This book is about the father who would rather be home for the first birthday of his second son instead of hanging around in a boring hotel lobby during heavy rain in Nice. This book is about the lonely husband who’s only female companion is the Jeane d’Arc on the French postal stamps. But these things really happened. Somewhere out in the world, stuck in some godforsaken place, missing my loved ones, I’d pull out collections and tools that I travelled with to work on my post card art. 

my "tool box" and something we had to drink
my "tool box" and something we had to drink

 

the proof that I really got a hair cut on "Zabriskie Point", California
the proof that I really got a hair cut on "Zabriskie Point", California

 

regarding the cut out hare it says: "hare on other side!"
regarding the cut out hare it says: "hare on other side!"

 

Deutsch

Die Städte, Flughäfen und Strände, die Hotels und all der Wahnsinn, Abenteuer und Freude dieses zuweilen sonderbaren Lebens als Fotograf in der Werbung, die wunderbaren Menschen, die ich treffen, mit denen ich arbeiten durfte und die über die Jahre meine Freunde wurden haben jetzt alle einen Weg in dieses sehr persönliche Buch gefunden. Hier ist meine Geschichte. Viel Spaß beim Lesen.

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The cities, the airports, the beaches, the hotels, all the madness, adventure and fun of this sometimes absurd life as an advertising photographer, the wonderful people I’ve had the pleasure to meet, work with and call dear friends over the past decades have all found their way into this very personal book of mine. And so, I did it, I wrote my story. Here it is. Enjoy.


Photo a la minute is a reference  to my Polaroid-Art
Photo a la minute is a reference to my Polaroid-Art

Deutsch

„Aus der Entfernung zu Euch“ wird im Distanz Verlang Berlin verlegt. Das steht fest. Aber wie das in diesen Zeiten so ist, darf ich mein Buch selbst finanzieren. Mit Crowdfunding ist das machbar. Die „Belohnungen“ machen Freude, das kleinste Dankeschön ist schon ein Buch. Die ersten Leser, nicht unbedingt nur enge Freunde, die mein Leben und mich kennen lernen wollten, mochten nach den ersten Seiten das Buch gar nicht mehr aus der Hand legen. Das fühlt sich gut an.

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“from a distance to you“ will be published by the Distanz Verlag in Berlin, Germany. So much is certain. But as usual in these very trying times, the publisher has also asked me to finance my own book. They love it very much - but the money for printing etc etc… ah, well, that’s another story. Crowdfunding seems to be the possible solution to this tricky conundrum. My first ‘test’ readers - normal people here / not necessarily best friends or whatnot- have found it very hard to put the book down after having started reading it. So that’s a good sign, right? Right!

Distanz Verlag, Christian Boros und Uta Grosenick
Distanz Verlag, Christian Boros und Uta Grosenick

 

detailed information about the REWARDS / Belohnugen 

Samples of the PostCard prints of reward #9 and #10
Samples of the PostCard prints of reward #9 and #10
the Double Polaroid for reward #15 - click in the picture to see more art
the Double Polaroid for reward #15 - click in the picture to see more art

 

       

 

 

Reward #13 and #14
Reward #13 and #14

 

China Crew Shot - click in the picture to see more art
China Crew Shot - click in the picture to see more art

 

 

Reward #16 : Samples of Portraits - click in the picture to see more art
Reward #16 : Samples of Portraits - click in the picture to see more art

 

Reward #16 : Samples of Portraits - click in the picture to see more art
Reward #16 : Samples of Portraits - click in the picture to see more art

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

Risks and challenges

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We will be able to send all books out before December 1st 2016. Delivery to the US will be 10 to 12 days. Within Europe about 5 days, inside of Germany about 3 days. Reward categories #3 and #4 will will have the books plus prints before Hanukkah or Christmas. #5 and #6 on request upfront. Regarding #1 and #2 we can only guarantee the same delivery schedule for the first incoming 1900 participance. Others will need to welcome the mail person with the lovely book in January 2017.
I actually have two websites running. - www.ivofolio.com shows samples of my advertising and editorial work plus crew shots and clips. You get an idea who I am and what I have done in over 35 years of working for Europe, China and US clients. - www.ivovonrennerart.com is a new page showing my art beginning about 1975 right after my studies until now. I am a passionate artist and so is my book.

Deutsch

Wir werden die Bücher noch vor dem 1.Dezember verschicken können. Die Lieferung nach USA z.B. wird ca. 10 bis 12 Tage dauern. Innerhalb Europas 5 Tage, in Deutschland max. 3 Tage. Die Belohnungskategorien #3 und #4 erhalten ein Buch plus Print vor Weihnachten. #5 und #6 auf Anfrage vorab. Bezüglich der Belohnungen #1 und #2 können wir nur eine vorweihnachtliche Zustellung für die ersten 1900 Bücher garan-tieren. Alle anderen müssen vermutlich auf eine freundliche Zustellung im Januar warten.
Im Moment habe ich zwei Webseiten. www.ivofolio.com zeigt Werbung, Editorial, Crew Shots und Clips. Sie bekommen eine Idee, was in über 35 Jahren für Kunden in Europa, China und den USA geschaffen habe. www.ivovonrennerart.com ist eine neue Seite, die meine Kunst ab 1975 zeigt. Ich bin ein leidenschaftlicher Künstler. Und so ist mein Buch.

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    my speech at your destination PLUS . .

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    YOUR portrait + a dinner with the artist

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