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Every week we feature a series of one selected artist who was published in our printed magazine. This person is blogging during that time.

Artur Krutsch

Artur Krutsch – THULE — the farthest island

A place constructed by poems, stories, maps, legends and movies. Construction and reality blend into one another.
I grab the myth and the collective fiction of Thule, take them further and create a feeling, an idea of a place that never existed.

Artur Krutsch – Profile

Artur_Krutsch

Born 1987 in former Soviet Union. Photograper and author based in Berlin. He studied Photography in Dortmund, Creative Writing in Leipzig and is currently studying for a Master’s degree in Visual Communication.

Artur Krutsch – Guest-Posts

And Every Day Was Overcast – an illustrated novel

October 30th, 2014Author: Artur Krutsch

“The space center’s proximity to my backyard came to signify an intersection between heaven and hell. Florida was somewhere between the two; it was America’s phantom limb, a place where spaceships were catapulted out into the cosmos. Alligators emerged from brackish water. Vultures and hawks circled above. Mosquitoes patrolled the atmosphere at eye level. We shared an ocean with sharks and dolphins. There were no seasons, only variations of humidity. Time slithered, festering in a damp wake of recollections.

I believed in the Bermuda Triangle. I thought it would move in over Florida one night. By dusk an unknown force would vaporize us through a tear in the atmosphere. We’d be stuck, wandering in a parallel version of the same place, unaware that we were dead but dreaming.

People came here to vanish.”

(Paul Kwiatkowski – And Every Day Was Overcast, 2013)

I don’t know many books, that seamlessly combine photography and literature in a compelling way, but Paul Kwiatkowski’s And Every Day is Overcast works out just perfectly.

Kwiatkowski takes sketchy photos of the time, when he grew up in South Florida in the 90s and mix them up with a fictional coming of age story.

You should read the review in ASX and buy the book.

Do you know any exciting examples of works combining photography and literary text? – Please tell me: hallo@arturkrutsch.de