Photographs by Wolfgang Tillmans.
144 pp., 120 color illustrations, 6¼x9½".
In February 2011, German photographer Wolfgang Tillmans (born 1968) decided to pay a visit to Fruit Logistica, the most important convention in the international fruit trade, held annually in Berlin. More than 2,400 fresh produce companies gather at the convention, presenting a dazzling panorama of commerce—and, of course, of texture and color. “I was left open-mouthed by the crazy displays and the variety and complexity of the international fruit trade and its processing machinery,” he records. “I reacted with my camera straight away, but left the pictures for a while so I could look at them with a bit of distance, although I was immediately thinking of an artist’s book in the format of Concorde” (Tillmans’ 2008 book portrait of the eponymous aircraft). The resultant 66 color photographs are published here for the first time.