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2016: Black & White catalog by Siegen artist

Black & White (1997-2005)

“Architecture that dances. Buildings that deconstruct, reconnect, disected by frames, twisted into unreasonable shapes, reassembled into yet another grid, and then printed with more than a hint of Cubism, trying to take something that is three-dimensional and flatten it onto a two-dimensional plane. Indeed, as we can see, even in this early work Thomas Kellner succeeded at breaking apart space.“ -Harris Fogel

About the artist: Kellners Fine Art Photographies are especially known for an intensive interaction of light and color. His works in black-and-white reflect the beginning of his career as an Fine Art Photographer. His black and white photography does not only refer to his beginning as an Artist, but also to the root of photography. In his early black and white images, the observer can see how he focuses on the structure itself. The balance between the object and its visual form are at the center of his Fine Art creations.

Even though most of his black and white works were never published, they do reflect his early Fine Art work with mostly silver gelatin use and experiments in cycles in the darkroom creating various photographic images. He ended up developing his unique visual language of multiple perspectives and the deconstructive approach. The resulting composite image is either a multiple exposure on a negative or a sequence mounted on a contact sheet of 35-mm roll of film.

His original concept was to create images with 36 exposures equaling one length of film. Later, he moved on to using two or more rolls. The book shows iconic black and white images from San Francisco, New York City and Chicago. 

In this book you will also find an essay by Harris Fogel and published by Seltmann+Soehne, Lüdenscheid and Berlin. The “Black & White” project is being financed by crowdfounding on

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Title: Black & White

Editor: Thomas Kellner

Author: Harris Fogel

Artists: Thomas Kellner

Format: 24,5×30,5cm | 9,65×12inches, 104 pages, hardcover

Languages: German, English

Publisher: seltmann+söhne

ISBN 978-3-944721-77-4

Published: January 16, 2016

edition: 500

price: 190€ signed

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