The minimalistic aesthetics of this book remind me of a sophisticated piece of electronic music. It´s not the rhythm or the melody that drives the piece forward, it´s the sound that fills the room while layers of the same but offset played patterns generate complexity.
There are rugged cliffs, dark barren landscapes, ground vegetation and different shaped monoliths, buildings with no obvious function and few interiors not meant to reside in. While the silver gray of the images is getting louder you are traveling on the moon like an isolated earthling looking for the right direction.
History of the Visit is a small book with a strong atmosphere.
About the artist:
Daniel Reuter was born in Germany in 1976, grew up in Luxembourg and currently divides his time between the latter and Reykjavik, Iceland. He received his MFA in Photography from the University of Hartford in 2013, where he studied under Robert Lyons, Mary Frey, Jörg Colberg, Alec Soth and Thomas Weski. His work has been exhibited in Europe, the United States and Japan.
About the publisher:
Peperoni Books are publishers of photography based in Berlin, Germany.