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Tied Up

15 photographs by Frank Neunemann

Another photo project that I turned into an A4 size folio, pigment ink-jet printed on Hahnemühle PhotoRag Baryta glossy paper (305 grams / m2), including a cover sheet with a few thoughts about the project. To keep the prints together as a unit I made a folded folio cover out of dark brown heavy art paper (300 grams / m2) similar to the ones you can see in folios #1 to #3.

Translation of the cover sheet text (from German):

To tie something up ... That means to fix something, to secure something from getting lost, but also to take something the freedom to take off. To save something or bring something to death. To tie, tape, wire, a chain or leash can be used, but above all, ropes are used. What is a rope?

A rope is an elongated, pliable, elastic element made of twisted natural or synthetic fibers or wires, which is mostly used for the transmission of tensile forces, but also for a variety of other purposes. The cables, which consist of several ropes - smaller in cross-section - combine strength and flexibility to form a fascinating unit. At least since late antiquity, the characteristic rope shape was also imitated as an architectural and ornament (rope rod).

Few items are as versatile as ropes, ropes and cords. These were needed in seafaring, surveying, construction and transport, animal, ringing bells etc. In the Middle Ages, they were also widely used as rake, in pedal wheels and wells. Ropes are also essential components of the first more complex machines such as catapults, cranes, goods lifts, pulleys etc. Thank you Wikipedia!

Strictly speaking, ropes and knots, in addition to what they attach to me, have always aroused the attraction of photographing the respective rope knot. So this series has been created over several years and I'm sure it will go further. Maybe it will turn into a book.

Sheets of Folio #5

 

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printed on  13.11.2019

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