Life in Blue

Title: Life in Blue

Photographer/s: Evzen Sobek

Contributor/s: texts:
Jiri Patek – photography collection curator, Moravian Gallery Brno, Czech Republic
Jiri Siostrzonek – sociologist, Institute of Creative Photography lecturer, Silesian University, Opava, Czech Republic

Date of publication: May 2011

Place of publication: Germany

Dimensions: 30 x 30 cm

Edition size: 1500

Type of binding: Hard cover

Number of pages: 110

Number of pictures: 55 + poster 56 x 74 cm

Type of printing: offset

Printer: E&B Druckerei, Karlsruhe, Germany

Publisher: Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg-Berlin, Germany

Designer: Evzen Sobek, Linda Dostalkova, Loreen Lampe

Editor: Evzen Sobek

Language: English

ISBN: 978-3-86828-220-7

Category: artist book

Price: 50 USD, 36 EUR

Summary: What is the motivation for people to spend their time at the lakeside of the reservoir in the southeastern tip of the Czech Republic? Why do they set up their second homes with bizarre architerctural artefacts in this strange environment though the magic of the place dissolves after several visits..
What makes the members of the community or holidaymakers, their husbands and wives, children, relatives, friends, voluntarily spend a weekend or even a year-round stay in this strange emptiness?
Is it the longing for meditation in the country?
Is it the necessity of establishing informal contacts in a romantic environment?
Maybe here they can quench their desire for life in a community which the city can no longer offer.
The answer to these questions could be given by these residents only, but the question is whether they know the answer themselves…?

Date and place of birth of photographer/s: June 4, 1967, Brno, Czech Republic

Website: www.evzensobek.com

Book link: http://www.artbooksheidelberg.de/html/de/suche/

Donated by: Evzen Sobek

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