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Atelier Éditions : Erik Kessels & Thomas Sauvin : Talk Soon


Atelier Éditions presents Talk Soon, a special collaboration with Dutch artist Erik Kessels and French artist Thomas Sauvin.

Talk Soon is the wordless, quarantined dialogue between the two artists. Every day, throughout that tumultuous spring of 2020, Erik and Thomas sent one another idiosyncratic, un-captioned photographs; catalyzing an organic, free-associative exchange of some 120 archival images.

Atelier Éditions’ author Kingston Trinder then composed an equally free-associative, altogether-whimsical narrative with which to further entwine the duo’s eclectic photographs. These two archives of vernacular photography, one from the East, the other from the West, achieve a dialogue through the recurrence of photographic practices, aesthetics, and subjects.

Talk Soon, a tearaway postcard book, allows readers to endlessly juxtapose the delightful photographs selected by the two quarantined artists. They can create nonsensical narratives, unexpected sequences, and entertaining tableaux by turning each colorful page. And the wholesome family fun need not end there. Readers can mail-out these wonderful photographs to loved ones, producing their very own, one-of-a-kind, Talk Soon exchange. Or, tear out all the cards to recreate the original exchange sequence, then turn the cards over to reveal an abstract tale.


Erik Kessels & Thomas Sauvin : Talk Soon

Photographs from the vernacular collections of Erik Kessels & Thomas Sauvin

TEXTS by Kingston Trinder

DESIGN by Capucine Labarthe

PUBLISHED by Atelier Éditions

First Edition of 1000

ISBN # 978-1-7336220-5-9

Spiral Bound

Tearaway Postcard Book

7.25 inches x 5.5 inches

120 color photographs

Printed sustainably in Italy

Retail: $36 (US) / €30

Erik Kessels is a Dutch artist, designer and curator.

Thomas Sauvin is a French artist and collector.

Atelier Éditions

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