Me and My Models. Jan Hoek. APE#023

Posted in art, books, distribution, photography on February 6th, 2013
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A series of photographs of amateur models captured by photographer Jan Hoek.
Jan Hoek’s subjects include a whole range of amateur models, from homeless fashionistas in Africa to a heroin addict looking for a career as a model and people who he met via adverts or on the internet.
The photo shoots rarely proceed as planned as the photographer and the model often have different expectations. When the model is seeking intimacy, Jan Hoek wants to take a photo of the dog. The model wants to be glamorous; Hoek wants to show the decay.

Jan Hoek, Me and My Models. APE#023

newspaper print
edition of 500
30 x 38 cm
56 pages
newspaper print
edition of 500
ISBN 9789490800086
D 10€
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Terribly awesome photobooks. Erik Kessels, Paul Kooiker. APE#024

Posted in art, books, distribution, photography on February 6th, 2013
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Terribly awesome photobooks. Paul Kooiker, Erik Kessels. APE#024
Published by Art Paper Editions

For several years, Paul Kooiker and Erik Kessels have organized evenings for friends in which they share the strangest photo books in their collections. The books shown are rarely available in regular shops, but are picked up in thrift stores and from antiquaries. The group’s fascination for these pictorial non-fiction books comes from the need to find images that exist on the fringe of regular commercial photo books. It’s only in this area that it’s possible to find images with an uncontrived quality. What’s noticeable from these publications is that there’s a thin line between being terrible and being awesome. This constant tension makes the books interesting. It’s also worth noting that these tomes all fall within certain categories: the medical, instructional, scientific, sex, humour or propaganda. Paul Kooiker and Erik Kessels have made a selection of their finest books from within this questionable new genre.

30 x 37 cm
64 pages
edition 1000
ISBN 9789490800093
D 10€

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Compiled Daydreaming, Lara Dhondt, APE

Posted in art, Motto Berlin store, sculpture, zines on April 12th, 2011
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Compiled Daydreaming by Lara Dhondt

The interest of Lara Dhondt is directed towards a fast, minimal, and vital human need to appropriate a personal space; conquering one’s own place in the world.
An important element within the artist´s work is the installing of these demarcations in urban landscape, she works with (waste) materials gathered on the spot . The photographic representation becomes a monumental document of an ephemeral action in public space.
These constructions can generate and feed ‘daydreaming’; They function as primitive , primary sculptures based on human measurements.

24 pages, 195 x 270 mm
Published by APE, Belgium.

D 10€

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