„Things stay with me until they have been all looked-up” says Hamburgs iconic advertising photographer Ivo von Renner. He has spent almost his whole life taking pictures, for all the greats, but shows no signs of growing tired of them. Because looking means sensing, remembering, collecting impressions and feelings. Luckily, his family shares the artist’s passion for collecting. From all his travels – which were pretty many in three decades – Renner wrote personal lines on innumerable postcards to his wife and, later on, his sons. This colourful, collaged mail packed with intimate and sometimes secret messages (his beloved didn’t even comprehend the implied proposal on one of them until she had a second look) was kept and treasured by the recipients. And now the sender himself has put them together in a personal book that takes us on a journey around the world that makes us yearn for wide open spaces and undiscovered places. And brings us really close to the photographer, traveller and friend Ivo von Renner. In over 200 post cards, the seemingly insurmountable distance between home and wanderlust becomes smaller. And the pictures, at the same time, document the world and Renner himself. “Dearest Cecil”, he writes, “Mami says you want a picture of Papi. Well alright, here it is! Love, Papi”. We’re giving away a copy of „Aus der Entfernung zu euch“ hot off the press to the most yearning amongst you. Send us an email titled “DEAR MUM AND DAD, THE WEATHER IS GOOD, I’M FINE” to email@example.com.
Ivo Renner: Aus der Entfernung zu euch | Distanz Verlag | 34,90 €