Hans-Christian Schink

2/21/2010, 6:43-7:43 pm, S 38° 49.086' E 174° 34.936'

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Artist's print on Baryta paper Sheet size 48,70 x 58,20 cm Image size 38,00 x 48,00 cm Signed and numbered Edition of 20 + 5 AP

Hans-Christian Schink employs an effect called “real solarization” in his series 1 h. Negative film can only be exposed to a certain point, for if one tries to continue the exposure later, the photochemical process is reversed and the darkest points in the negative become light again. This special process was first described by photography pioneer William Henry Jackson in 1857; for Schink, a 1955 picture by Minor White, titled Black Sun, was a source of inspiration. For 1 h, he deliberately chose to use the real solarization process combined with an extremely long exposure time. Due to the earth’s motion, the sun looks like a black streak in the sky. Thus, by applying classic photographic means, Schink manages to achieve novel, singular images. In 2008 he received the distinguished ING Real Photography award for this series.

We are pleased to be able to offer a Edition Hatje Cantz from 1h, featuring a particularly remarkable impression of the seashore around Auckland, New Zealand; in this image, the sun looks like a series of streaks and dots in the sky, as if the sun had been arrested in its tracks, stopping time as well.