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Fotografien von Torsten Schumann
The ludicrous story about a black dot and a passport control that starts the book already says a lot about Torsten Schumann and his view of the world.
His images even say more. Namely, that life in the so called civilized world is full of curiosities. Schumann photographs on the street, nothing special actually. And yet we see in his book the sinking of the Titanic, a woman who disappears under a magic hat, a sausage, which mutates to a ventilation tube, a designer furniture made of foam and bottom panels and a bikeway turning into a rushing river. The provided order is permanently infiltrated - by coincidence, incapacity or ingenious ideas.
But that the book is so much fun and at the same time so complex and cryptic, is not a coincidence at all. We owe it to the skills of the photographer and his special view of the world. And maybe a little bit also to the pearl effect cover with tin appeal.