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Shop • kombinatrotweiss-illustration presents : KRISTINA SUVOROVA x KLAR OPTIK, the creative cooperation with a clear vision

10.09.2019 • Together with KLAR OPTIK in Darmstadt, illustrator Kristina SUVOROVA c/o KOMBINATROTWEISS designed a cloth for cleaning eyeglasses that simply puts a smile on your face. "Such a small, useful accessory can often look quite boring, but this one is different, and everyone wants it." KOMBINATROTWEISS tells GoSee. Plus, Kristina adorned the windows of the shop with her designs. KRW continues: "She has a very special focus in her illustrations, just like Tanni and Aki in their eyewear boutique." We present you the results of this charming collaboration here on GoSee. GoSee:

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Shop • “I like you, I like you a lot” by Alicja Dobrucka – touching images of a personal story about family and loss in times of transition in Poland, appearing at KEHRER publishing

09.09.2019 • I like you, I like you a lot is a personal work about family and the experience of death and mourning. It responds to the tragic loss of the photographer’s 13-year-old brother Maks, who drowned while on a scout’s trip in 2008 in Poland. The images show the sequence of events in the aftermath of the tragedy. The camera became a shield protecting against the brutal reality of a helpless situation. The deceased brother and his closest friends formed a small group. Dressed in uniforms of American soldiers, they would play in Silesian landscapes reminiscent of paintings by Caspar David Friedrich. Communism ended in 1990 when Poland opened its borders to a flood of Western products and ideals. Maks and his friends were the first generation to grow up under that changing culture. The camera witnesses how they were enthralled by Western and especially American archetypes.

We learn from the text of Olivier Richon: “Kafka and Friedrich have been called upon as cultural off frames that inform my reading of “I like you, I like you a lot”, opening and closing the visual narrative in the...

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Shop • GoSee loves ... Anni Leppälä 'hyle | curtain | backdrop' – a poetic artists book by the Finnish photographer from the Helsinki School on the connection between individual photos and non-linear stories (Kehrer Publishing)

03.09.2019 • “The connections between the images are essential to my work. How the images affect each other and what kind of relationships they create among one another. I try to trace this emerging ‘third image’ between two or several images; the various combinations of images compose different interpretations; it is like uncovering new thoughts,” says Anni Leppälä.

Her oeuvre is derived from memories, loss, longing, and early adolescence, seeking for an experience of connection and closeness but also for the act of recognizing something vaguely familiar through the images. Photographs transform their subjects and evoke a feeling of sudden recognition that is not visible on the surface. The connections between the images are essential for Anni Leppälä’s work. The narrations are not linear but can proceed in various directions and dimensions, reflected in the thought-through design of the book (design: Anni Leppälä, Tuomo Rainio, Liisa Seppo).

“My works do not consist of separate series, but the recent images expand the already existing entity of works. This starting point also conveys...

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Shop • GoSee Book Tip : Francesca Catastini 'Petrus' – a subtle study of beautiful objects and the human drive to find a definite form, appearing at Kehrer Publishing

07.08.2019 • As a wonderful coffee table book this week, we recommend 'Petrus' by Francesca Catastini, appearing at Kehrer Publishing. This at first glance seemingly incoherent collection of photos of beautiful objects opens up a second perspective when you read the intention of the photographer. Francesca Catastini (*1982) studied Photography and Visual Design (MA) at the NABA in Milan and has already exhibited internationally. We bring you a sneak peek at the book here on GoSee, and more is available on Vimeo.

“Petrus reflects on a certain rhetoric of masculinity in Western culture.” says Kehrer Publishing, and continues: “It is about the human drive to define ourselves and the world through a definite form. Form is never stable though. It is the ever-changing result of a never-ending tension between forces pushing from within and pressures coming from without. Through a cynical, tender, and arbitrary analysis of what probably cannot be sliced and diced, Francesca Catastini plays with archetypes and images considering the way they sculpt ourselves and shape our views. Looking for subtle...

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