“SURF FICTION is a bravely photographed and fiercely original visual essay, equally forthright and understated in effect, that codes and decodes styles and techniques and compounds them into a condensed statement.” (Markus Frehrking)
SURF FICTION is Werner Amann’s unpublished work from 1997. It engages with social reality and image bound-culture in Los Angeles and other urban centers in the US. Beyond a mere documentary or created approach, SURF FICTION interlinks photography with collages, typography, videostills, abrupt breaks and double page spreads – switching with each page turn from one plot to another. The work plays with projections of a myth that regenerates itself from day to day, producing an image of Los Angeles and at the same time a visual reflection on modern reality.
White Press and Werner Amann are happy to announce SURF FICTION’s first official release this coming fall as an edition of 300 signed and numbered books – faithful to the original 1997 dummy.