Donnerstag, 18. Januar 2018


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Freitag, 13. Oktober 2017


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Freitag, 19. Mai 2017


In fact, digital music is easy to consume. But what about album- artwork?
I love to photograph and retouch my LP covers and link them to my digital music files.
Here we have two amazing record sleeves done by the wonderful "Knick Night" and his SHOWstudio in London.
"Björk- Homogenic", 1997 and "Suede - Coming Up", 1996 (original photographs © Knick Night).

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Well, here are some photographs from my vinyl collection...

original cover art © Universal Music Group
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Donnerstag, 2. März 2017

Feed your head 4

Josef Müller-Brockmann designed amazing "concert" posters. Some are published in a nice Lars Müller Publishers book "Josef Müller-Brockmann - Ein Pionier der Schweizer Grafik" (ISBN3-907078-59-4). You can see two posters from that book right here. The image on top is a desigen from 1953, the second poster is from 1958. Reid Miles who is a great talent, did his Blue Note Records cover art maybe in late 1962 (Freddie Hubbard, Hub-Tones, Blue Note Records BST-84115).

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Freitag, 17. Februar 2017

Prada + Herzog & de Meuron

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Montag, 6. Februar 2017

the biker and a stolen bicycle tire

photographs © Helmut Karl Lackner

Sonntag, 29. Januar 2017

William Eggleston - The Democratic Forest

In 2015 "Steidl" created an amazing and massive project by William Eggleston, "The Democratic Forest". This is an impressive slipcase including 10 books (ISBN 978-3-86930-792-3). 1328 pages and 1010 photographs. After "Chromes" in 2011 and "Los Alamos Revisited" in 2012 the third major project in the Eggleston series.
"The Democratic Forest" is not only impressive by its photographs and dimension, it's also about how books are manufactured.
Yes and it smells well...! 

In october 2016, "The New York Times Style Magazine" had a special feature on William Eggleston, the pioneer of color photography. The article is by Augusten Burroughs, portrait by Wolfgang Tillmans. All images are from Eggleston's "The Democratic Forest" series.
By the way, on the cover there is Michelle Obama, photographed by Collier Schorr.

If you take a closer look and compare these two publications, it's funny somehow. There is a difference between the picture detail.

photographs © Helmut Karl Lackner