About the Book
Photographs taken with a 1954 era Zeiss Taxona camera bought at a flea market in Dresden. Images were made from 35mm film in square format, then scanned and later printed digitally.
Photographs are from Berlin, Dresden and the surrounding area.
Michael Loderstedt’s work incorporates photography, printmaking, artists books and installation. His recent projects have examined the first European landing sites in the New World and “garden cities”; utopian urban communities from the early 20th century in both Europe and the United States. His most recent project, a large-format screenprint that when cut and folded creates a mid-century paper ocean liner complete with text in both German and English describing his own family’s immigrant history. Loderstedt lives with his wife, photographer Lori Kella and their son Ethan in Cleveland, Ohio near the shore of Lake Erie.