'There are two ways of thinking about slapdash decorations over there. Everyone has thought about their buildings, brought materials, laid walls, used power drills, insulated, glued things, extended the previous tenant's shed, added a television antenna. They are strange hybrid buildings, between tool sheds and dachas, gingerbread houses and orangeries.
Ulf Erdmann Ziegler
Joachim Brohm rose to prominence in the early 1980s, one of the first photographers in Europe to take pictures exclusively in color. This collection titled Typology 1979 is one of his very earliest series, depicting 35 allotment sheds from the Ruhr Valley region of Germany. Influenced by the great American photographers such as William Eggleston and Robert Adams, thus looking at his German contemporaries, Bernd and Hilla Becher, whose 'typologies' are heralded in the collection's title.
Joachim Brohm was born in 1955 in Dülken, Germany. He lives and works in Leipzig and since 1993 he has been Professor of Photography at Leipzig College of Graphics and Book Arts / Academy of Visual Arts.' (MACK)
PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A SLIGHTLY DAMAGED COPY. IT HAS A FOLD IN ONE OF THE INNER SECTIONS WHERE THE BINDING HAS FAULTED.