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Let me talk about "Delicium". Coming up this X-mas a new limited edition will be published under above-mentioned name. The name leads you to assume it must be something like a sweet you buy in a local pastry-store. You're almost right! "Delicium" should work for your spiritual and erotic reconstitution. 33 tender muses are expressing innocent relaxation, quietness, melancholia, flavoured with their own personal blend of erotic expression.

The edition will be held in 51 signed and stamped handmade books. The goal is, to have it produced until mid-december 2001.

If you're in the mood for a little sneak preview, "Delicium" will reveal some of the kinkiest photographical dreamscapes. Click here to be delighted. But I tell you this: you have not seen nothing yet!

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Les Leçons de Ténèbres

"Les Leçons de Ténèbres" were published on Thursday 26th of October 2000 at the Comix Shop Gallery, Theaterpassage, 4051 Basel. "Ténèbres" came along as a collector's box of 21 fine hand printed original photo-etchings combined with lithography. If you had opportunity to see Prospero's Books by Peter Greenaway you'll have a hint where such an idea could have come from. Of course, all the gold plated luxury of the huge leather wrapped tomes from medieval monastery culture are a far too eccentric role model to be re-established in our... tymes especially when thinking about my personal budget. Still, in the end my first product was a fairly noble looking prussianblue box in the size of 33 cm (12 inches) square of which I could be shyly proud of. Every print was signed, stamped and dated.

For those who still can't guess what I am talking about I give you a little example. Maybe you already have happened to cross over some ancient photography in one of those antique-shops round the corner, you know, these brownish tainted pictures where your grandma and grandad were sitting stiffly in front of a painted background or simply a coarse piece of cloth.

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Few do know that especially in the beginning of photography the Daguerreotype (named by its inventor Daguerre) was always an original on glass. No way to copy this until eventually one day round 1856 the French and English photo-enthusiasts discovered the technique of photoetching at almost the same time. It was a procedure based on the engraving technique. A copperplate had to be put into into a bath of FeCl III (at 10 Bé) for about an hour to finally manage etching the negative into the metal. Afterwards all you had to do was rubbing the printingcolour of your choice with your fingers onto the copper (not forgetting to wipe off superfluous colour!) and finally print in on Bütten by manual printing press. The results were amazing but nevertheless still modest. Under the pressure of the cylinder (7 tons!) you can only expect to print about 30 copies in an apropriate quality. The copperplate would have fulfilled its duty (of course you could still produce dozens of prints in a substancial minor quality though). A nice technique, indeed. And there's hardly no-one left to know about it.

But still, there are a few. Two of them are currently working at the Druckwerkstatt in Olten, Anja Sitter and Urs Jost. It was them whom I could ask for help and support.

For the following, please enjoy... "Les Leçons de Ténèbres"

As a final statement concerning "Les Leçons de Ténèbres" I'm glad to say that finally all nine books have found an admirerer. All books are therefore sold. Thank you. Please, hold on if you did like that kind of stuff and check out the new edition "Delicium", coming up this X-mas.

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