The Wild Emperor.
Variations of a View.
A Project by Rolf and Maryam Sachs. Foreword by Vorwort von Wilfried Dickhoff.
teNeues, New York, 2005. 96 pp., 85 color illustrations, 15¼x10¼".
About the Ltd Edition
Hardcover with jacket, linen slipcase and a signed photo-print.
A series of panoramic photographs were taken of an alpine view from the balcony of a mountain lodge called the Rechenau, near Kiefersfelden in Bavaria. Maryam and Rolf Sachs focused their camera on two majestic mountain peaks, ‘Der Zahme Kaiser’ (The Tame Emperor) on the left and ‘Der Wilde Kaiser’ (The Wild Emperor) on the right, that lie over the German border in Austria. The discipline for the project was rigorous, throughout 2004 the camera, which was housed in a purpose built shelter shot over 50,000 photographs, each taken every 10 and half minutes. The pictures succeed in capturing nature’s ever changing moods.
Rolf Sachs studied business management and is a renowned London-based furniture and object designer. Maryam Sachs who holds a Masters in International Affairs, has published anthologies such as ‘Der Mond’ (the moon) and ‘Der Kuss (the kiss).