by Klaus Thymann
|Gay rodeo, underwater striptease, snow polo and a religious theme park. These are some of the strange and incongruous fringe cultures and phenomena explored in Hybrids.|
|The photographic book catalogues the undiscovered areas on the cultural map from the techno hippies at Burning Man festival to a strangely seductive underground garden in Tokyo. This sociological documentation (shot from 2003 to 2007) celebrates the diversity and unconventionality of these hybrids while portraying an extraordinary range of contemporary individuals.|
|The vast majority of the photographs in Hybrids is original work produced exclusively for the book, which has taken shape through the author’s travels and interactions with his subjects. Photographed in destinations such as Santiago de Chile, Tokyo, Los Angeles, Beijing, Miami, St. Moritz, Cape Town, and Amsterdam, this uncompromising and blunt collection is composed of shots from all over the globe. But despite their disparate origins, the subjects are all hybrids.|
Hybrids is a fine art book and will only be produced in a limited edition of 500 numbered copies, each of which will contain an original c-type print. Besides online sales, the book will only be available in selected galleries and art bookshops worldwide from primo November.
The book has introduction drawings by David Shrigley.
The book is designed by Dave Palmer, Love Creative.
148 pages 339 mm by 299 mm
Book launch with exhibition featuring C-type prints.
October 24th 2007 at V1 Gallery in Copenhagen
October 25th 2007 at DreamBagsJaguarShoes in London
November 1st 2007 in NYC at The Wild Project
Klaus Thymann lives in London and works as a professional photographer and filmmaker. He shoots for prestigious international clients and premium magazines, assignments that take him all over the world.
Magazines include: ID, Flaunt, Dazed & Confused, Vman, GQ, Black Book
Commercial clients include: Levi’s, Adidas, Nike, BMW, Sony Playstation.
Bands include: Depeche Mode, Coldplay, The Gossip and Greenday.
Good cause: Tsunami Fotorelief, WHO, Red Cross, Cancer research UK
A full CV, including exhibitions, can be found at WWW.THYMANN.COM
www.hybrids-project.com will be online from 8th of October 2007, and will feature all the pages from the book, online sale, project info and news.