Title: Life in Blue
Photographer/s: Evzen Sobek
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
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
Donated by: Evzen Sobek