SELECTION PAPER BLOG von IGEPA
A great article about my latest book, the WATTHOF Diary. Written by editor Bettina Schulz (www.bettina-schulz.de) for IGEPA’s SELECTION PAPER BLOG.
A photo book with format
With generously set photographs, often double-sided, Alexander von Wiedenbeck invites you to a surprising journey: “From quiet, remote and almost magical places to the usual hotspots in an amazing emptiness of people, which allowed the natural spectacle of lights and shadows to unfold completely freely – without any distractions” tells the photographer in what he himself calls a “smorgasbord”, which filled over many visits to a multi-layered compendium. The power of these images undoubtedly lies in the unusual perspectives and the magic of the moment, but also in their appropriate presentation – black and white is not just black and white, and certainly not always black and white.
The fascination of triplex printing
“What to do when four colors are one too many and the whole thing is far too colorful? Quite simple. First, wash all the inking units of the press and get rid of all the chromatic colors. Now the impression cylinders can take a deep breath and are ready for a little masterpiece. A wonderful triplex is created from Pantone Black, process black and Pantone warm grey,” says Benedikt Wild (f&w Druck- und Mediencenter) about the production of the “Watthof Tagebuch”. Clean triplex printing is not that easy, however, because triplex printing requires both a sure instinct and a good deal of experience at the press. In order to express the contrasts of nature – the rough and smooth at the same time – also haptically, the grippy PERGRAPHICA® and the somewhat glossier Magno Matt were used.