For her book project Under the Apple Tree photographer Regina Anzenberger invited her family members to portrait sessions and condensed the resulting works into an album. The pictures were taken with a Rolleiflex camera, mostly outdoors, in gardens that refer to the apple tree in the title. Analog technology is a crucial element of the series. Today, it is an anachronism, just as the photo album or the family portrait genre itself is. All the small steps that are necessary for the analog process: inserting the film, focusing, rewinding – and the mystery of an image that is created without being immediately visible – contribute to its ritual character. The eponymous apple tree is both an actual setting, anchored in the photographer’s biography, and a mythical place: a place of longing to which there is no return and which is not dissimilar to photography, which always powerfully evokes a present that is always already past.
Regina Anzenberger : Under the Apple Tree
from November 18 to December 23, 2022
Absberggasse 27 A -1100 Wien, Austria
Under the Apple Tree (signed – preorder)
by Regina Anzenberger
Photographs: Regina Anzenberger
Text: Regina Anzenberger, Fabian Knierim Publisher: AnzenbergerEdition
Embossed hardback with tip-in, Japanese binding, 20 x 24 cm, edition of 300 copies including 20 + 20 AP collector’s edition with a print.
Pictures: 35 black and white photographs
Price: 58 €
The photobook Under the Apple Tree is available here: https://anzenbergergallery- com/book/3009/under_the_apple_tree_(signed_-_preorder)-regina_anzenberger
The collector’s edition Under the Apple Tree is available here: https://anzenbergergallery- com/book/3010/under_the_apple_tree_(collector’s_edition_-_preorder)-regina_anzenberger