The aesthetics of the original.
The sensuality of geometry, colour and texture.
PX3 2023 Winners & State of The World curated by Hossein Harmani
Februar 8-22 | House of Lucie Budapest | Falk Miksa str. 30, Budapest, Hungary
The DEVELOPMENT My photographic encounter with the Tempodrom in Berlin-Kreuzberg happened by chance. It was preceded by a conversation about architectural motifs in Berlin, during which it was mentioned by a photographer friend. I travelled there on foot from the Park am Gleisdreieck due to the construction site. The distinctive white spikes above the treetops could be seen from afar. As soon as I stepped onto the roof terrace, I felt the fascination that this symmetrical construction exerted on me. This series of pictures was taken between 2021 and 2023 and was photographed exclusively with an iPhone. The interplay of perspective, daylight, proximity and distance paints a multi-faceted portrait of this impressive building. The 37 metre high Tempodrom was designed by gmp - Architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners and impresses with its sculptural form and geometry. The patinated membrane lends the roof a fascinating materiality and emphasises the structural interpretation of the original circus tent. The "white" radiance of the outer shell and the striking jagged crown are reminiscent of the cathedral in Brasília by architect Oscar Niemeyer. "Tent" and "cathedral" therefore describe the shape of the Tempodrom and also reflect its development into one of the capital's most important and popular event venues. It is therefore hardly surprising that these two words can be found in many newspaper and magazine articles.
The BOOK "GETTING CLOSE - Tempodrom" is a sensitive interplay of architectural photography, layout design, typography and printing. The minimally edited images are accompanied by a geometric font. The high-quality, high-contrast digital print enhances the luminosity of the photography with its rich black colour. The thread-stitched, uncoated paper references the surface structure of the roof construction and impresses with its extremely rough or super-smooth feel. Everything has been carefully selected and coordinated to do justice to the visual aesthetics and cultural significance of this iconic venue. Details: Softcover, open spine, thread stitching (white) Text/image/design: MXPRIVÉ Publisher: Self-Publishing Year of publication: 2023 1st edition: 45 copies Format: 210x297mm Number of pages: 52 inside pages + cover Images: 25 (b/w and colour) Paper: Metapaper extrasmooth white 270g/m2 and Metapaper extrarough white 150g/m2 Print: 5/5 Euroscale + DH K / Euroscale + DH K 35€
The IDEA "Taste takes centre stage and the product is the star". This is the credo of most (top) chefs. FOOD-iD is my attempt to deal with this guiding principle from the perspective and with the means of a photographer. The minimalist structure is intended to place the product and its value at the centre and, in the best case, lead to a more conscious and sustainable approach to food. The taste is not visible, so I focus on the colours and textures that give each product its own identity. The set is designed to support or accompany colours and textures in a converging or contrasting way.
The CONCEPT When the enjoyment of food arouses emotions, cooking becomes an art for me. My food styling is intended to encourage the emergence of emotions and the photography is intended to transform the rather fleeting moment of enjoyment into a lasting memory. Through my Food+Art series, in which I juxtapose the product with the dish, I try to express my respect for the craft of cooking and the ingredients.