Nico Krebs and Taiyo Onorato’s artists’ book Light of Other Days consists of a selection of 44 of a total of 90 luscious black and white photographs of curious acts and objects. Most of the events and temporary sculptures are represented by more than one photograph, imbuing the subjects with faceted characters. The series, Light of Other Days, was made in their Berlin studio in 2009 and bears the hallmarks of a creative collaboration that began in 2003. The beautiful duotone printed book makes masterful reference to classic photo book magic. The photographs are accompanied by the short story "Eighteenth Voyage" from Stanislaw Lem’s Memoirs of a Space Traveller of 1982.
Krebs and Onorato typically decide upon a project’s final form – the web, a book or gallery installation – at its conception. Light of Other Days is typical of the artists' masterful heightening of a photographic magic. The experience is, miraculously, neither nostalgic nor revivalist, but metaphysical. Text by Charlotte Cotton, originally published in Photoworks magazine issue 18.
Taiyo Onorato (born 1979 in Zurich) and Nico Krebs(born 1979 in Winterthur) studied photography at the School of Art and Design Zurich. Both live and work in Berlin. Light of Other Days is their first publication with Kodoji Press (Baden).
96 pages, 24 x 31.5 cm, softcover with flaps, Kodoji Press (Baden)