RAW by Vanessa Van Houten Coming soon... Preorder Now!


RAW by Vanessa Van Houten

Coming soon... Preorder Now!

Afterhours Books is proud to announce RAW, a new photobook by Vanessa Van Houten. Officially introduced and warmly received at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2015, RAW is a series of portraits photographed as people revisit a moment of loss from their past, which is presented alongside their written thoughts on the personal loss.

Each individual has a different approach in revealing their loss. The memories can be hurtful but also happy. Each person photographed has become the person they are, or still is becoming the person they will be, through what they have lost and been through in their lives. Meeting and hearing their stories, feeling and seeing their vulnerability touches the heart. It is the moment when people are lost in their thoughts and by themselves, when there is beauty and sincerity.

There will be two editions: Regular and the limited Collectors Edition (of only 25 copies). The Collectors Edition will be a clamshell box set: autographed, numbered and certified by the artist and feature three original, signed photos printed on Hahnemuhle fine art paper in an envelope.

Preorder now with special offer until March 15, 2016! Click here.

About Vanessa Van Houten:
Vanessa was born in San Rafael, California in 1971 and grew up in the Bahamas, Berlin and Munich. After completing a Bachelor of Photography at Polytechnic University in Dortmund, Germany she relocated to New York City to study with Jonas Mekas at The Anthology Film Archives. In 2007 she completed a Bachelor of Filmmaking at The Film Academy in Munich.
PAPERFOLD (2012) was a photography exhibition of 24 tableaux vivants, shot in South Africa and shown at the C3 Gallery in Melbourne, Other Photography exhibtions include TABOO (2010), REMEMBERING WHATS LOST (2009) and TABU (2003) at the Haus der Kunst in Munich, as part of the young artist in Germany exhibition.
PAPER BIRD (2007) is her first feature film, and has been screened at an array of international film festivals and aired nationally on German television. Other films include Karma Cowboy (2001), Mona (1998), New York Images (1996), Alps (1995) and Growing Silently (1994), which have been screened at international film festivals including Leipzig (Germany), Beirut (Lebanon), Taiwan, Rotterdam (Holland), Prague( Czech Republic), South Korea, Petersburg (Russia), Barcelona (Spain) etc and won several prizes including the Prix Regards Neufs 1st Prize and the Bavarian Documentary Award "The Young Lion" at the Munich Film Festival, 2002 for Karma Cowboy.
Currently Vanessa lives with her husband and three children in Jakarta, Indonesia and works as a photographer.

Book Specifications:
Format Size: 20.5 x 26 cm (Portrait)
Pages: 132, Full Color
Language: English
Photos: 52
Hardcover, Tipped-in Photos, Foil stamping
Edition: 500
Preorder Prices: 
• Regular Edition: IDR 660,000 (International: USD 55)
• Collectors Edition: IDR 5,500,000 (International: USD 440)

About Afterhours Books
Afterhours Books is Indonesia’s international award-winning premium book publisher for art, culture and lifestyle. We produce and publish attractive, lavishly-designed and well-written illustrated books in English using fine-quality materials—aiming to enrich your perspective and artistic lifestyle.

For further information, please contact:
Lans Brahmantyo
+62 8118 007 007

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