Oliver Sieber, Imaginary Club
Editions GwinZegal and BöhmKobayashi / Brittany, France, and Düsseldorf, Germany / Designed by BöhmKobayashi / gwinzegal.com / boehmkobayashi.de
Oliver Sieber’s photographs of young people from underground subcultures across Europe, the U.S., and Japan are collected in this substantial tome, which intersperses these quasi-ethnographic color portraits with snapshots of concerts and street corners. Diverse sequencing creates the impression of a wide-ranging, uncategorizable global movement, and the design echoes the series’ revelations: the thick paperback cover drops away from the left side of the book block when it’s opened, exposing the glued and bound spine hiding under a smooth exterior. “We’ve seen different iterations of this project over the years, and it’s great to see his images together in a very complete form,” comments Todd Hido.