Photobook, photobooks & exquisite issues

Welcome to photobooks, portfolios and exquisite editions.

Publications such as photobooks are, next to the original artworks, the legitimate reproduction of a work. They also hold the possibility to give a text to the works, to classify them and to reflect their background.

Catalogs and photobooks

The first catalog was published in 1998, two years after he had created his work across the German border. Of the total number of prints of 500 copies, about 300 were destroyed by the printing company. Therefore, there are very few copies of this small catalog. Some other photobooks, such as the first photobook about the contact arches monuments, is out of print and there are only a few signed copies and some with an enclosed special edition. Others, such as the calendar from Andalusia or the folder from China are not available here at all and should be extremely difficult to find. A first bibliography has also been published in 2019.

Artist photobooks

The artist has been working for many years in parallel on sketchbooks, which are occasionally exhibited with. This refers to artist photobooks in the smallest edition of 6 or 10 pieces, which the artist himself binds as photobooks with originals.

Special editions

There are often special editions to the photobooks to acquire. Occasionally, these exist in 30 or 100 copies. Sometimes a small original is included or the first 100 copies are numbered and signed. In most cases, the special editions serve to finance the printing of the photobooks, in some cases they are also intended to refinance it, since it is rarely possible to finance a photobook purely through sales. Nevertheless, special editions always remain the uniqe, exclusive copies within the photobook edition.


During his studies, Tthe artist repeatedly published entire portfolios as photobooks. These were 10 or 20 original prints, in the case of the German Border Project over 50 prints, in a special box. In 2009, another portfolio was added: The Hearst Tower in an exclusive cloth-bound hand-bound slipcase.

Individual special editions

From time to time, there are requests from outside the company to publish a small special edition of photobooks for certain occasions. However, the special editions of individual prints mentioned here are not commissioned works.

Offset prints

Nowadays exhibition posters are rather rare. However, there are works that are so large in the original that they do not fit into the home or exceed the format of the exchange. Some of these large works are also available as limited, numbered and signed offset prints.


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Monographs and photobooks


Seltmann, Oliver, ed. 2022. Thomas Kellner: In the footsteps of the Nassau Counts William I and John VI. 500th ed. Berlin: Seltmann Publishers.

Architektenkammer Nordrhein-Westfalen, ed. 2022. Thomas Kellner – Fachwerkhäuser Des Siegener Industriegebietes heute. 2nd ed. Berlin: Seltmann Publishers.

Seltmann, Oliver, ed. 2022. Monumente: Gesammelte Texte zum Werk von Thomas Kellner. Berlin: Seltmann Publishers.


Oliver Seltmann, ed. 2021. Half-timbered houses of the Siegen industrial area today.  Berlin: Seltmann Publishers.

WestLotto, ed. 2021. Tango Metropolis. Berlin: Seltmann Publishers.

2020 Oliver  Seltmann, ed. 2019. The Big Picture. Lüdenscheid, Berlin: Seltmann+Söhne.

Kellner, Thomas, ed. 2019. All Shook up: Thomas Kellner's America. Lüdenscheid, Berlin: Seltmann+Söhne.

Kellner, Thomas, ed. 2019.Visuell Analytische Synthese. Lüdenscheid, Berlin: Seltmann+Söhne.


Gao Xiaohua Art Museum of the Southwest Minzu University, ed. 2018. Black and White: Photography Exhibition. With the assistance of Qu Bo. Chengdu.

Kellner, Thomas, ed. 2018. Flucticulus. Lüdenscheid, Berlin: Seltmann+Söhne.


Galerie Vrais Rêves, ed. 2017. Contacts N & B 1997–2005. With the assistance of R. Mathieu and R. Viallon. Lyon: Galerie Vrais Rêves.


Arbeitsgemeinschaft Siegerländer Künstlerinnen und Künstler e.V., ed. (2016) 2016. Tango Metropolis. Lüdenscheid, Berlin: Seltmann+Söhne. Verve Gallery, ed. 2016. Thomas Kellner.


Kellner, Thomas, ed. 2015 Black & White 1997–2005. Lüdenscheid, Berlin: Seltmann+Söhne.


Galerie Vrais Rêves, ed. 2014. Contacts 1997–2013. With the assistance of R. Mathieu and R. Viallon. Lyon.

Kellner, Thomas, ed. 2014. Kontakt. Lüdenscheid, Berlin: Seltmann+Söhne.

Yekaterinburg History Museum, ed. 2014. Genius Loci. Jekaterinburg.


Kellner, Thomas, ed. 2013. Genius Loci – Zwei Siegener Im Zarenland. Lüdenscheid, Berlin: Seltmann+Söhne.

Kellner, Thomas, ed. 2013. Houston, We've Had a Problem! Lüdenscheid, Berlin: Seltmann+Söhne.


Kellner, Thomas, ed. 2012. Wir sind von Idealbildern umgeben:  Ars-Victoria-Verl.


Kellner, Thomas, ed. 2011. Mexiko. Lüdenscheid, Berlin: Seltmann+Söhne.


Kreis Düren, ed. 2010. Thomas Kellner, FarbWelt 135–36: Kunstpreis des Kreises Düren. Düren: Kreis Düren.

Netto, Karla O., ed. 2010. Thomas Kellner: Brasilia – 50 Anos De Utopia Moderna. Brasilia: Editora ARP Brasil.

Netto, Karla O., ed. 2010. Thomas Kellner. Brasilia: Editora ARP Brasil.

2009 Kellner, Thomas, ed. 2009. Thomas Kellner: Wir sind das Volk! Lüdenscheid, Berlin: Seltmann+Söhne.
2008 The Boston Athenæum, ed. 2008. All Shook up: Thomas Kellner Photographs the Boston Athenæum. Boston: Athenæum.
2007 Art Galerie, Siegen, John Cleary Gallery, Houston, K4 galerie Werner Deller, Saarbrücken, Galerie Maurer, München, Schneider Gallery, Chicago, in focus Galerie, Burkhard Arnold, Köln, ed. 2007. Thomas Kellner: Dancing Walls 2003–2006. Siegen.
2005 Galleri Image, ed. 2005. Thomas Kellner: Tango Metropolis. With the assistance of B. Cegielska and L. Wolthers. Århus.

Coppock, Christopher, ed. 2003. Thomas Kellner: Ozymandias. Cardiff: FFotogallery.

Klinkhammer, Wendy, Simone Schneider, and Katharina Strösser. Thomas Kellner: Interaktiv. Siegen: Universität-GH-Siegen, 2003. CD.

2001 Arnold, Burkhard, and Rainer Danne, eds. 2001. Thomas Kellner: Monumente. Köln: Locher.
2000 Kellner, Thomas, ed. 2000. Thomas Kellner: 11-Loch-Arbeiten 1993–1997. Siegen: Seltmann+Söhne.
1998 Kellner, Thomas, ed. 1998. Thomas Kellner: Deutschland – Blick Nach Draußen. 1. Aufl. Siegen: mrd A. Pfeifer + O. Homrich gbr.

Artist's original photo books

1996 Fensterraeume, artist's book, 1996, 12 BW-prints 17,5 x 17,5 cm on 26,5 x 19,5 cm paper, edition 20, 10 sets spiralbound, 10 sets in portfoliobox
1994 Eine Schnecke auf dem Weg zur Kamera (A snail shell on its way to become a camera), artist's book, 11 BW-prints 17,5 x 17,5 cm on 26,5 x 19,5 cm paper, spiralbound, edition 6
1995 Sixtorama, Portfolio & artist's book, 20 bw-prints from 1994, each 54,0 x 11,5cm / 21,1" x 4,5", edition 10+1


2006 Hearst Tower New York, 2006, Portfolio Box with 7 prints, sketches silkprinted on each indiviudual cover in linenbound portfolio-box, edition: 5+2 AP
1996 Germany – view from inside out, 1996, 54 bw-prints, 17,5 x 17,5 cm / 6,8" x 6,8", edition 5
  Germany – Border walks, 1996, 53 bw-prints, 17,5 x 17,5 cm / 6,8" x 6,8", edition 5
  Germany – border panoramas, 1996, 14 bw-prints, each edition 10
  Hotel room, 1996, 8 bw-prints, 17,5 x 17,5 cm / 6,8" x 6,8", edition 2
  Seen twice, 1996, 7 bw-prints, 17,5 x 17,5 cm / 6,8" x 6,8", edition 2
  Space between two windows, artist's book, 1996, 12 BW-prints 17,5x17,5cm on 26,5x19,5 paper, edition 20, 10 sets spiralbound, 10 sets in portfoliobox
1995 Portfolio & artist's book Sixtorama: 20 bw-prints from 1994, each 54,0 x 11,5cm / 21,1" x 4,5", edition 10+1
1994 Gorges du Regalon, linenbound portfolio box, 1994/96, 5 BW-prints 16,4 x 23,5 cm, edition 10+3
  Dying Nature, 10 BW prints, each 16,4 x 23,5 cm / 6,4" x 9,2", edition 10+3
  5 pinhole photographs from 1993 and 1994 in a self bound folio 30 x 20 cm edition 20+3
1992 5 BW-photographs, with an edition of 20 for my first solo show in Eschweiler.

Single special edition prints

2020 72#15s Siegen, Nikolaikirche, 2013, C-Print, 15cm x 27,5cm / 5,91" x 10,83", edition 100
2010 73#04 Siegen, Walzen Irle, 2010, C-Print, 8 x 11 cm, edition 50+5
2009 Schacht XII, Zeche Zollverein 2009, C-Print, 7,8 x 10,5 cm / 3.1" x 4,1", edition 100+5
2008 visitor Frank in front of a pink oval by Ruprecht Geiger at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Siegen, 2008 / 2011, 21 x 30 cm, edition 20+3AP
2006 Folio with 66#16, Mexico, Biblioteca UNAM 2006, C-Print, 19 x 24,5 cm / 7,5"x9,6", edition 100+3
2004 facades, C-Print of the original frontside instalation file, 2004, 30,4 x 8,7 cm on 30,4 x 21,0 cm / 11,8" x 3,4" on 11,8" x 8,2", edition 30+3
2002 Arbor, mespilus germanica 2, 2002, BW-Print, 21 x 28 cm / 8,2" x 10,9", edition 10+3AP
2000 Euroshredder: 3 special editions, C-Prints from 2000, each 10 x 15 cm in a mat, edition 100

Offset & digital prints

2022 Exhibition poster Tango Metropolis, Hallescher Kunstverein, digital inkjet-print, 59,5 x 84 cm,  2022, signed
2020 Exhibition poster Tango Metropolis, Kunstverein Nümbrecht, offset-print, 30 x 42 cm,  2020, signed
2019 Exhibition poster 2019, Visuell analytische Synthese, offset-print, 30 x 42cm, signed
  Kellner, Küche, Bad, offset-print, 42 x 59,5cm, signed
2018 The Big Picture folder of the Grand Canyon, offset-print, 89 x 21 cm, signed
2015 Basilius Cathedral, 2014, offset-print, 42 x 52,5 cm, limited edition of 100, signed and numbered
  Open Studio 2015, poster, offset-print, 42 x 52,5 cm, signed and folded
2014 Berlin, Reichstag, 2014, offset-print, 42 x 31,5 cm, limited edition of 100, signed and numbered
  Open Studio 2014, poster, offset-print, 42 x 31,5 cm, signed and folded
2013 The week before Sandy hit New York, 2013, offset-print, 60 x 21 cm, limited edition of 100, signed and numbered
  Open Studio 2013, poster, offset-print, 59,5 x 20,9 cm, signed and folded
2012 Open Studio 2012, poster, offset-print, 42 x 59, 5 cm, signed and folded
2011 Open Studio 2011, poster, offset-print, 42 x 59, 5 cm, signed and folded

Different objects

2014 Art-cup