Frankfurt is witnessing construction on a scale unlike anything it has seen in recent years. Stefanie Pretnar observes the alterations to the fabric of the city from a street photographer’s perspective. Armed with her camera, she traverses the urban space on foot. However, her book denies the reader the pleasure of leafing in peace through a series of well-composed images. The artist interweaves her photographs with pages from the catalogue of the Birkenstock company — the book takes its title from the Birkenstock line of shoes “Frankfurt Classic”. In this way she creates relationships between her movement through the city and this shoe brand, which has long since left its ecological niche and is now mixing it as a global player.
68 pages, 29.7 x 21cm, softcover, Spector Books (Leipzig).