On the 26th of September 2009 Andreas Schmidt walked to his local news agent in Hackney, London and purchased a copy of The Guardian newspaper.
Referencing the work of artist On Kawara, 'SEPT.26,2009' is a "date book".
On the 13th of April 2010 Schmidt re-typed every picture caption as it was printed in the main section of the newspaper and the latter part of his book shows some of the images they were underlining, as well as additional ones from other sections.
All were photographed, against the sun, by Schmidt in one day, on the 6th of March 2010.
Placed approximately in the same position as they appeared on the original page and devoid of their visual counterpart, Schmidt allows the captions to turn into misplaced and absurd factual poetry.
Due to the strong morning sunshine penetrating the materiality of the (news)paper, every photograph taken by Schmidt produced a deliberately accidental collage.
Limited to 100 copies.
"knowingly at the opposite end of attractive publishing" Elisabeth Tonnard / artist "a prolific self-publisher exploring the very nature of books and magazines" Christopher Clary / artist "It's such a bold yet brilliant idea" Mishka Henner / artist "What a laugh!" Martin Parr / photographer / curator / supreme book collector "I'm appalled that you did this" Judy Natal / photographer "One more time you do a very clever job" Rémi Coignet / Le Monde "Andreas Schmidt brilliantly debunks the notion that expensive equals quality" Jonathan Lewis / artist "Andreas Schmidt takes the concept of the book and shakes it like a rag doll...until its head comes off. He finds truth in extremes." Jean Keller / artist "Schmidt is a master of the unexpected twist" Hatje Cantz Publishers "a superb collaborative photobook work" Harvey Benge / photographer "I'll track down your books" Alec Soth / photographer "a pleasingly disruptive photobook maker" Marc Feustel / Eyecurious
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