It takes a mountain of energy to transform an idea you had in the middle of a sunny afternoon into an exhibition or book. In our minds we have taken the images already, we have paired them, sequenced them, designed the book and the exhibition. Voila! What we forget is that reality takes much longer than that. Even finding that very first image might take a good little while, never mind the complete series. So you thought it was all set, dusted and settled, but the images you take are just not working. How often do we ponder, question, fret – wonder if we should give up? But through experience, and often through persistence and keeping an open mind, we discover a different process is needed to begin, and then to complete this new project. Ok, so here we are half a year or two years later, and we finally got our images, but where next? A Book? An exhibition? Online?
Once again – each of these forms must be treated in a different way. For a book, we have to think of a different sequencing, design and typography than for a website or even an application. For an exhibition one has to think about framing a viewing experience that is different, to say, a book. Once upon a time, photos were only prepared for an exhibition and in some rare cases for a book.
There are many different opportunities available to us in today’s digital environment, but regardless of the format, amazing images will always be able to stand alone, in a crowd, a book or an exhibition. And the result will always be marvelous.
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Enjoy & happy weekend!
So tomorrow is Saturday and I am in NY. Maybe I recently moved to NY, or better, I am there for a few exciting meetings… So how about a lovely breakfast in my recently discovered cute cafe? To make it more exciting – I will be meeting a friend I havnt seen for eons. Breakfast was fun, but seeing that it is such a stunning autumn morning, we wander around the streets, pop into that cute book shop, buy a present in that second hand shop, everyone says they can never find and decide spontaneously to visit Klompching Gallery, who recently opened an exhibition by Cornelia Hediger. We are intrigued by the details in her images, by the illusionary dialogue. We can easily relate to these images as we all have had moments where “our other” had something to say. It is hard to tell if they are twin sisters, a display of different voices, alter ego exchanges, split personalities, parallel lives, multiple confrontations with ourselves. By the time we leave, we are inspired and our stories multiply. We found a little wine bar around the corner and amongst other things discuss the complex set, an imagined timeline, the attention to lighting and compare the small details we noticed.
01.22.09 from the Doppelgänger II series. ©Cornelia Hediger, courtesy Klompching Gallery
10.03.08 Set 2 from the Doppelgänger II series. ©Cornelia Hediger, courtesy Klompching Gallery
11.27.08 Set 2 from the Doppelgänger II series. ©Cornelia Hediger, courtesy Klompching Gallery
05.09.10 from the Doppelgänger II series. ©Cornelia Hediger, courtesy Klompching Gallery
07.10.09 from the Doppelgänger II series. ©Cornelia Hediger, courtesy Klompching Gallery