Daniel Roeckl is a traveller. Below the Surface is collecting architecture and portrait shots he took in the last fifteen years visiting Armenia, China, Ethiopia, Myanmar, Russia, and other places. In every city he visits, he is turning his gaze rather to the “final stations” than the “high streets”. For this book, he composed his images into a personal sequence. In several sessions, Schwarz and Roeckl refined this rhythm and set the images into a pure layout.
The chapters of the book follow twelve emotions: calmness, serenity, joy, easiness, cockiness, scepticism, confusion, depression, anger, courage, force and confidence. The publication is concluding a spiritual epilogue by the artists in English, German, and Russian.
Rooted in editorial design and journalism, my work centers around visual storytelling. My artist books are driven by an intensive personal dialogue between artist and designer, verbally and creatively. Having had the great pleasure to have been invited into the archives and production of the artists, I help translating the artworks, mindset and process into a book object.