This is a book of snapshots of domestic and exotic animals, mostly taken at night by automatically triggered “camera traps”. Artist Alex Hanimann has succeeded in reaching a wider public with these automatic photographs, originally intended only for the use of a small circle of zoologists. In doing so, he raises questions about the authorship and use of digital pictures. Moreover, these strange automatic compositions, each of which is animated by a highly idiosyncratic aesthetic, are reassessed according to artistic criteria of form and content by embedding them in the context of art. The animal's movements trigger the shutter release in each photo. The upshot is, consequently, a form of unconscious and never-intended selfie. Published by Edition Patrick Frey (Zurich).
350 pages, 28 x 21cm, softcover, Edition Patrick Frey (Zurich).