52 Pictures

52 Pictures 2017
by Edoardo Hahn
Edition of 100 copies
Softcover 48pp 18,6 x 27,9 cm
ISBN 978-88-942794-3-6
Published by Urbanautica Institute
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Landscape Materials

Landscape Materials 2015
by Edoardo Hahn
Edition of 500 copies
Softcover 104pp 20,5 x 26,5 cm
ISBN 978-88-87569-60-5
Published by L'Artiere
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52 Pictures

The book, consisting of 26 diptychs, focuses on the formal relationships established between one image and the next where, even from the title, no information is given that can identify a specific place. It is a set of visual notes, fragments of geographies, details that together form a personal vision of reality. What emerges is an experience of looking.

The series is like a map that combines sensations, impressions, digressions of a personal wandering.

Although the reality behind the images is not fictional, the entire sequence is a set of figurative puzzles constructed with inconsistent detail. Images are like embossing, but they don't work like documents.

They are the remains of moments that happened and saved from the incessant work of time. From a formal point of view, the series is mainly composed of close-up images, with little or no perspective vision. They are almost tabletop visions, closer to the taste of a graphic studio than to pictorial composition. An almost two-dimensional photograph.

52 Pictures 2017
by Edoardo Hahn
Edition of 100 copies
Softcover 48pp 18,6 x 27,9 cm
ISBN 978-88-942794-3-6
Published by Urbanautica Institute
to buy contact me directly info@edoardohahn.com

Landscape Materials

This book launched a provocation. The landscape is not something of which we can control the borders, and define unambiguously the context. I should radically reject the claim, all human, to rationalize the landscape, or to describe it, to own it, to set it aside. Everything stems from a journey that I do in California to retrace an imaginary made of pages torn from movies and video clips. I do on the strings of Leonard Cohen, trying in my own way to be free. Capturing clippings of sky, roads, buildings and sunburned cars.

In this book the landscape becomes fractal, its meaning gets impalpable and slips like sand between my hands. It seems to make fun of those who watch. The images are fleeing from the page and perhaps by our own understanding. As if a book is no longer enough to contain them. The landscape is made of pieces of memory that slowly fade away. After all we are the landscape. It begins and ends with us. And maybe what’s left is a perfume. To give it a body I imagined that no photography is really indispensable. You will not find answers in this book, but the invitation to inhabit your questions.

Landscape Materials 2015
by Edoardo Hahn
Edition of 500 copies
Softcover 104pp 20,5 x 26,5 cm
ISBN 978-88-87569-60-5
Published by L'Artiere
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Texts

Baretto Beltrade "Edoardo Hahn. Landscape Materials"

Maurizio G. De Bonis "Le pieghe della realtà nelle fotografie di Edoardo Hahn."

Edmondo Bertaina "Un libro come una canzone psichedelica, un trip visivo tra fotografia e paesaggio."

Steve Bisson "Edoardo Hahn. Landscape Materials" 


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