30 × 22,5 cm | 11.8 × 8.9 in
56 color illustrations
Text by Thomas Assheuer
Graphic Design: Nadine Schmidt
Henrik Spohler’s project, »In Between,« investigates the transit sites that are essential to this worldwide stream of commodities, yet are almost never seen by consumers (that is, most of us).The globalization that has occurred over the last two to three decades is characterized by continuous acceleration whose frequency and compulsion are difficult to avoid. Commodities are available to consumers nearly everywhere at any time. Logistical intersections, such as harbors and freight airports, as well as facilities that have been set up along trade corridors, are areas that cater only to economic functions. Seen alone, these places betray no hint of which country or continent they might be located in. The photographs in this project show the flipside of industrial production and commercial trade. Fictitious-looking motifs from nameless territories in Europe and Asia emerge, spreading out and slicing through landscapes.
The images in this landscape sized book are printed on a stock that keeps the balance between reproduction quality and surface feel perfectly well. Each work has a double page reserved for itself, which emphasizes the quiet visual qualities of Spohlers photographs and invites the viewer to study their narrative carefully.
»In Between« consists of fifty-six photographs taken in Spain, Belgium, Poland, the Netherlands, China, and Germany.