20 January 2010

Martin Becka - Dubai Transmutations

Martin Becka - "Dubai Transmutations"
Text contribution: J.P. Quignaux,
Published by The Empty Quarter, Dubai & Baudoin Lebon, Paris
Design: Chris Verraes
Printed by Calff & Meischke, Amsterdam
Text in French, English and Arabic
Year of Publication: 2009
Hardcover book, 86 pages, 32x23cm - 9x14 Inch
Offset printing
Edition: 1000 copies
ISBN 2-87688 063 6
Price: 135 Euros

"For this project, Martin Becka has captured the city of Dubai using techniques that date back to the very beginnings of photography. By staging a collision between the historical and the present time, Becka creates a deliberate anachronism and therewith takes us far from the usual expectations we harbour towards Dubai. In Becka's earthly warm and exquisitely detailed salted paper prints a monument has been erected for the future generations of Dubai."

webpagehttp://martin.becka.pagesperso-orange.fr/page1/page4/page4.html, order here

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