Finally available: a book providing a wide selection of the photographic combination works of Paul Bogaers. Although this section of his work is perhaps best known, it has not been published in a book so far.
Paul Bogaers describes his work, metaphorically, as ‘thought photography’. Making use of a medium that excels in showing appropriately how the visible word looks like, Bogaers seems always stubbornly to be searching for ways to catch an inner world into a photo.
Photographing the invisible – how could that be accomplished? Bogaers developed his own way. He starts with collecting rather intuitively photographs from very different sources – found snapshots, postcards, clippings from books and magazines and other found imagery. Together with his self-made photos, which are usually taken without any idea beforehand, these form a large collection of images which turns out to be a reservoir for his associative experiments. In general, these pictures are being left free to meet each other in any surprising, queer or evocative way. The most successful results of these seem able to reveal to the viewer surprising new links and meanings.
Stereosophic Conjunctions, a selection of 27 ‘experi/mental photo conjunctions’, originally printed on black and white gelatine silver paper and reproduced in this book in a beautiful duotone, offers an extraordinary view on Paul Bogaers’ surrealist work of the recent years.
The book, which measures 27 x 21 cm and counts 48 pages, is published by Timmer Art Books (which is an imprint of Lecturis Publishers). The book design is by Rob van Hoesel, and it was edited by Frank van der Stok. and Paul Bogaers. Publication date: 2016.
The price is € 17.50, it can be ordered by transferring this sum to IBAN NL97ASNB 0707 166 470, on account of P. Bogaers, Tilburg. Please don’t forget to indicate the shipping address! The book will be shipped, within Europe, at no extra cost. Outside Europe, please inquire. You can send me an email.
There is also a special edition available in a limited edition of 100 copies, which comprises the book and a signed and numbered C-print of the cover photo, the size 25,4 x 20,2 cm. The price is € 50, – including shipping, and can be ordered in the same way.