Published by Hatje Cantz. Text by Douglas Crimp, Gertrud Koch.
In 1991, German-born photographer Vera Lutter (born 1960) moved to New York. Inspired by the city’s architecture and night-time luminescence, Lutter took the extraordinary step of transforming her apartment into a pinhole camera, and, in a process that could last weeks or even months, exposed images directly onto wall-size sheets of photographic paper. Intent upon minimal interference with this process, Lutter refrained from duplicating the images, and used the negative as the final work. New York has remained the recurrent subject of Lutter’s (literally) unique photographs, but over the past two decades, she has applied the process to other locations and styles of architecture around the world, documenting shipyards, airports and abandoned factories. This volume offers the first thorough overview of Lutter’s magical architectural photography, representing her full range of motifs and subjects in superb duotone. Also included is an account of her first film and sound installation.
Published by Walther König, Köln. Essays by Adam Budak, Lynne Cooke, Peter Pakesch and Stephan Schmidt-Wulffen.
German artist Vera Lutter uses a camera obscura, the most basic photographic device, to produce large-scale, somewhat nostalgic images that transcribe immense architectural spaces. Her process is far removed from our age of digital image manipulation and enlargement. This book presents the first major European exhibition of Lutter's work and covers a wide range of her output, from early photos taken in 1994 in urban New York, to unusual studies of industrial estates such as the Friedrichshafen and Frankfurt Airport series.
PUBLISHER Walther König, Köln
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 9 x 11.25 in. / 136 pgs / 64 color / 5 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 6/15/2004 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2005 p. 138
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9783883758114SDNR30 List Price: $40.00 CDN $50.00
Published by Holzwarth Publications. Artwork by Vera Lutter. Text by Gertrud Sandqvist.
In this photographic study of the Frankfurt International Airport, Vera Lutter transforms a place of passage, characterized by constant comings and goings, into something still and frozen in light. Lutter responds to the hectic activity of this "hub for a myriad of movements" by taking hold of the airport's various containers and coverings--be they airplane fuselages or the giant hangers where the flying machines are serviced--with an artistic technique whose spatial contents consist of emptiness. Using a camera obscura, that most primal form of modern photography, she captures all the movements that occur during the period of exposure and within its field of vision, and brings them to a standstill. The provisional image receptacles that Lutter constructs are themselves associated with travel: suitcases or a freight container with holes drilled into them and light-sensitive paper lining their back walls. Light in Transit, the first book published on Lutter's work, presents a part of Void Transfer, her long-term project about contemporary ideas of mobility.