Edited by Jock Sturges.
Photographs by Renée Jacobs.
edition GALERIE VEVAIS, 2012. 42 pp., 20 original photographs, printed on baryta paper, 12x16½".
Renée Jacobs, born in Philadelphia, lives in Los Angeles. Winner of the 2008 International Photography Award/Lucie for Fine Art Nude, her work has been featured in Silvershotz, Fine Art Photo, B&W Magazine, Focus Magazine, Nude Magazine, ph Magazine, Adore Noir and countless international publications. She works in digital, film and Polaroid 4x5. As Jock Sturges wrote in the introduction to her Werkdruck: 'Renée's pictures have a combination of intensity and honesty that I don't often encounter....She's making the pictures because she wants to keep them fixed in her head and heart for all time. Her models trust her to tell the truth about the. And she does. That 'truth' of course is half hers, a half that is rich in admiration and affection.'
Every WERKDRUCK is printed carefully and bound by hand. And finally perfected with a from the artist hand signed and numbered page.
the new book series of edition GALERIE VEVAIS
Chief Editor and special advisor for VEVAIS-WERKDRUCK (photography) is the renowned photographer Jock Sturges.
Project editors include acclaimed poet and photo historian, Prof. John Wood, poet and photography critic, Steven Brown, and Alexander Scholz.
VEVAIS-WERKDRUCK books consist of twenty images which highlight astonishing work from both new and renowned painters, photographers, and graphic designers. Each hardcover book (approx. 30 x 43 cm) is bound by hand with Japanese binding, signed and numbered by the artist, and published in an edition of 300 copies.
Because of the sophisticated printing methods involved, each print is unique, an original. Scholz uses the world's best reproduction/photographic printing techniques. Digital files undergo traditional darkroom chemistries and develop on paper with red, green, and blue light (C-Prints). Some will be printed as pigment print or as UV print. Black and White pictures will be also presented on Baryta paper. Before binding, in some books the prints are mounted fully on special boards. For pigment prints, Scholz works with Hahnemühle paper and for UV-prints (digital screen printing), Scheufelen paper. Some books will be printed with a special digital color technology on Munken, a Swedish paper.
Scholz works with the printers Ralf Lenk / Scancolor and Max van Pham / Fine Art Factory˜dedicated artisans who always find innovate ways to produce perfect pictures. Given the unparalleled production and specialization involved, Edition GALERIE VEVAIS guarantees the quality of these prints for up to 100 years.