Photography is a peculiar medium, an idiosyncratic mix of strengths and weaknesses. While it can be good for documenting our everyday reality, it can't necessarily capture the essence of life. This is a question of interpretation, a matter for the viewer's discretion. To compensate for this failing, photographs are mostly presented in an explicit context, often with explanatory captions. Peter Tillessen's Superficial Images is at first glance a document of our everyday reality. But on closer examination, it becomes clear that neither the photographs nor the captions are reliable. This book was published by Spector Books (Leipzig) in conjunction with Tillessen's solo exhibition of the same name at the Centre de la Photographie in Geneva, Switzerland in November 2016.
300 pages, 29.5 x 24cm, softcover, Spector Books (Leipzig).