For months, photographer Kathrin Linkersdorff dries, turns and processes flowers, then photographs them using a special technique. Her works are inspired by the Japanese wabi-sabi philosophy: beauty as acceptance of transience, imperfection and vulnerability. The book does justice to the elaborate working process involved in creating the images: many details in the design, a very elaborate production and an extraordinary book layout cite Japanese cultural techniques with a high degree of sensitivity. “Fairies” won an award at ADC Germany and Bronze at Deutscher Fotobuchpreis.

Auszeichnung beim ADC Deutschland, Bronze beim Deutschen Fotobuchpreis
Kathrin Linkersdorff with publishers Angelika and Markus Hartmann of Hartmann Books at Paris Photo
Essays in German, English and Japanese complement the photographic works in a book section printed on a different paper