“EVERYTHING SO DEMOCRATIC AND COOL” — BOOK AND EXHIBITION BY PHOTOGRAPHER CHRISTIAN WERNER

“EVERYTHING SO DEMOCRATIC AND COOL” — BOOK AND EXHIBITION BY PHOTOGRAPHER CHRISTIAN WERNER

Driving through Los Angeles, Christian Werner heard the lyric “Everything so democratic and cool” on the radio and it left such a mark he decided to name his latest book after it. This retrospective catalogue from the Berlin-based photographer collects photos from the period 2007–2020 including fashion shoots, commissions for magazines and private portraits as well as Werner’s own projects. With such breadth in both subject and setup, the images easily fill the book’s 200 pages, taking you from austere electricity pylons captured in a snowy field to meticulously staged portraits of famous faces like Billie Eilish. The work is published by Blake & Vargas, whose Kreuzberg art space is hosting an accompanying exhibition where you can see selections from 13 years of photography on display. (Text: Benji Haughton / Photos: Christian Werner, Blake & Vargas, Sophie Döring)

Everything so democratic and cool” by Christian Werner (2020, Blake & Vargas, 200 pages)

The accompanying exhibition runs until 30.09.2020 at Blake & Vargas, Reichenberger Str.72, 10999 Berlin–Kreuzberg; map

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