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BETWEEN THE LIGHT

Sebastian Schlüter


BETWEEN THE LIGHT


BETWEEN THE LIGHT photographs by Sebastian SchlĂźter

47 color plates of San Francisco


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// FIELD NOTES Being able to visit a city on a regular basis with the eyes of a stranger and observing how my own perception changed over time was a fascinating experience. I started to photograph San Francisco with the eyes of a tourist. After a while something changed. I looked at diferent subjects, concentrated on other aspects. I was not looking for the obvious, but for the hidden. I found pleasure in searching for a beauty in banal things. This shift in my perception, from a wider to a closer look and back, introduced a diferent way of seeing. “Between The Light“ is a photo series that focuses on the change between night and day. My interest in the diferent atmosphere of a daytime image and a nighttime image is what kept me shooting during twilight. Night hides detail and day reveals it again. We see things diferently when we wander streets at night, similar to seeing things diferently with the eyes of a stranger. Sebastian Schlüter

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// INTRODUCTION Loaded with a 6x6 (square) camera and ilm Sebastian captures those very precise moments in a few seconds. A photo that contains hours of interest in one single frame. Every frame holds something surreal, the lack of distinguishable humans will show you places like you’ve never seen them before. They reveal everything about the place, culture, architecture and the humanity inside the picture. It gives an abstract insight of how people live their lives. This project and book is a good summarization of what he is capable of. It shows the drive, the inspiration and the hard work that went into it. It’s an overview of so many diferent places and cultures divided by single frames. It shows calm and yet sometimes busy city portraits. It is odd and interesting to perceive places you have never seen in such a diferent way. There is some mystique in the pictures which is very pleasing and fascinating. Jesse Struyvelt

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// LIST OF WORKS Plate titles and page numbers

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plate

page

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2 3

title

plate

page

title

Top of the Mark

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44

2550

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Sutro Baths Land´s End

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45

750

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Pier 7 - The Embarcadero

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Post & Mason Garage

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Pier 35 - The Embarcadero

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Empty backyard

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Pier 41 - Sunrise on Alcatraz

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Bus stop in Chinatown

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Pier 43 - Ferry Arch

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Yellow wall - Chinatown

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Ferry Building and Coit Tower

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Little City Market

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Pier 28 - Below Bay Bridge

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Robert C. Levy Tunnel

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Downtown view from the Cathedral of Saint Mary

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Gott´s Roadside - Ferry Building

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Japantown from Geary Boulevard

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F-Line at Castro

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Russian Hill architecture

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Walgreen´s Pharmacy - Castro

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Financial District from North Beach

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Parking Garage - Lower Nob Hill

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Rooftop view from Market Street

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Grant Avenue at night - Chinatown

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Moonlight on Russian Hill

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Dragon´s Gate

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North Beach rooftops

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Chowder Hut Fisherman´s Wharf

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Fort Mason

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Fisherman´s Wharf parking entrance

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Taxi on California Street

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The Old Siam Thai Restaurant

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House behind palm tree on Leavenworth Street

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Tommy´s Joint

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Telegraph Hill from Russian Hill

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Bill Weber Mural

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Illuminated doorway - Apartment house on Russian Hill

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Bay Cruise & Ferry Terminal

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Illuminated window - Cow Hollow No.1

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San Francisco - Oakland Bay Bridge No.2

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Illuminated window - Cow Hollow No.2

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Gate B - Ferry Building

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Apartment House at night

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San Francisco - Oakland Bay Bridge No.1

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Black Magic Voodoo Lounge - Van Ness Avenue


// THE PHOTOGRAPHER

SEBASTIAN SCHLÜTER “Sebastian is a ine art photographer from Germany whose interest lies in cities, culture, humans and architecture. He is passionate, driven and always looking for new perspectives by overlooking the horizons in his every day life and photography.” Jesse Struyvelt

“Between The Light” is his irst publication. All photographs in this series have been taken over a period of three years in the greater San Francisco area. He exclusively used color negative ilm in combination with Hasselblad and Rolleilex cameras.

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Between The Light by Sebastian Schlüter www.sebastian-schlueter.com all rights reserved © 2017 photographs Sebastian Schlüter editor & design Johannes Meger introduction by Jesse Struyvelt special acknowledgement to Mein Film Lab Germany & Carmencita Film Lab Spain

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Between The Light  

Photobook by Sebastian Schlüter 47 color plates from San Francisco captured between the light of day and night. A city portrait from a new...

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