Cover, © Martin Frey & Philipp Graf

Publisher Note

In their project "Shops with History – Sundry Goods in Vienna", Martin Frey and Philipp Graf have been photographing old business portals in Vienna since 2009:

In autumn 2018, they presented the exhibition "SPURENSUCHE 2018" ("Looking for Traces 2018") at the gallery of the Lia Wolf Cabinett bookstore, Vienna. This photo book shows the 22 pairs of images from this exhibition, for which they selected shops from their collection in the summer of 2018 that no longer existed at that time. They visited their locations and in most cases were able to photographically record the condition they found. The permanent change and upheaval in which the public space – from the urban centre to the periphery – is located became perceptible in the most diverse places of the city. The photographs of the old stores were juxtaposed with the new conditions; a period of two to six years lies between the comparative photographs. The photo book is published in a limited and signed edition of 150 copies.

Artists’ Book

SPURENSUCHE 2018 – Geschäftsportale in Wien

— Beobachtungen urbaner Veränderung

by Martin Frey, Philipp Graf

Release Place Vienna, Austria
Edition 1st edition
Release Date 2019
Printrun 150
ISBN-13: 978-3-9504397-5-5
Inscription numbered, signed
Original Price 29.00 EUR
Subform Photobook
Topics Storefronts
Themes Old stores in Vienna
Methods Photography
Language German, English
Work Creation Date 2019
Format 20.0 x 32.0 cm
Binding stapled binding and rubber band
Dimensions 20.0 × 32.0 × 1.0 cm
Weight 288 gram
Pages 52
Content 22 picture pairs
Color CMYK
Technique Digital Offset
Color CMYK
Technique Digital Offset
Exterior Notes softcover, stapled binding and rubber band.
Material shrink-wrapped