Peter Stelzig - Analog vs. Digital
We arranged some copies of Peter Stelzig´s portfolio book Analog vs. Digital. The book is full of crispy and timeless photo´s fully focused on the Berlin city systems. Great book to get in that interrail spirit. Also some exclusive shots will be in the next issue of Chemistry Magazine. Only 500 copies are available in total...
172 pages | A4 | Hardcover | german and englisch text | Stiched binding | 150 gr. paper
Peter Stelzig has been documenting Berlin's graffiti scene through his photography since 1998. Since 2001 he has been focusing primarily on train graffiti. His current book project "Analog vs. Digital – Trainwriting Artphotography, Berlin 2001-2016" is intended not only to portray his own development as a photographer, but also to provide insights into analogue and digital photography techniques.
The book focusses on illustrating the unique features as well as the spectrum of possibilities which analogue photography offers. Paragraphs explaning and supporting the photographs or criticially reflecting on developments in the media are another integral part of the book. In addition to discussing the essentials of photography technique and equipment, the book illustrates and explains more specific methods like double-exposure and lomography in greater detail. Moreover, different film materials are examined including cross-process, black&white, infrared and special effect film.
This may sound like a how-to guide to photography, but it is much more: a high-quality, slightly offbeat photo essay about what has happened on Berlin's S-Bahn and U-Bahn trains over the past 15 years. One of the principal motives for writing this unique book was the fact that photography is probably the single most important medium in the graffiti and train writing scene. It is meant to encourage readers to not just use the "auto mode” and to spark their interest in broadening their horizon in order to increase the diversity and quality of photos in any media and to guide writers and spotters to dig deeper into the subject of photography.