The PDC project

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After drawing over magazine pages and my own photography in the past, I have started PDC *, a new project featuring collaborations with photographers. For this I invite artists to participate whenever their work strikes me as something unique and special and where the original image compositions tempt me to continue or alter these stories with pen & ink.   

PDC will be released as a book and exhibition once completed in Fall 2014. First print editions are already available through the heliumcowboy online shop.

Photographers I've had the privilege of working with so far:

001 | KEN SCHLUCHTMANN
002 | POLYMERBOY
003 | JO FISCHER
004 | JUST
005 | ARTHUR HEISLER
006 | BEN GIESBRECHT
... up next: MAGDALENA WOSINSKA, MANGMANG ...

Book & Exhibition | Fall 2014

This will be an ongoing project that I will continue along the road, accompanying my main body of work. I will post the results of these collaborations here, and once I close this project the complete series will be published in a book by GUDBERG Verlag and shown in an exhibition accompanying the launch of the book, presumably in fall 2014 together with heliumcowboy artspace Gallery.

Print Editions and Original Art | Sales

Print example for the edition on 285 g/m Hahnemuehle Fine Art Pearl paper. Photo by Jo Fischer (PDC#012).

Available right now will be limited editions of 5 prints from each finished photodrawing through the heliumcowboy online shop. Each image is printed at highest quality on Hahnemuehle Fine Art Pearl paper, 285 g/m, at 20 x 30 cm / 7,8 x 11,8 inches, using premium K3 pigment print with a total of nine different inks that ensure even the smallest details are visible and the colors appear freshly printed, even after 100 years. For more information and for ordering prints please visit the online shop or contact the gallery.  

The original artworks are all of the same format (20 x 30 cm / 7,8 x 11,8 inches) and will be for sale at the exhibition later this year (for now, please address potential purchase inquiries directly towards the gallery via hello@heliumcowboy.com, early reservations may be possible, but I want to keep the originals together for the exhibition).

Stay in touch

If you want to keep up to date with this project, you can easily stay in touch by checking back to this site, following me on facebookinstagramtumblr or by subscribing to the heliumcowboy newsletter or twitter.

 

 

* PDC might stand for PhotoDrawingCollaborations. But it is also short for 'pyroclastic density current', which kind of matches my approach in drawing over those photos (check wikipedia) ...


006 | Ben Giesbrecht (Vancouver)

Artist website: benngie.com | Ben on instagram | tumblr | flickr | vimeo

PDC#025
Photography by Ben Giesbrecht, artwork by Alex Diamond | 30 x 20 cm, ink on photography, 2014


005 | Arthur Heisler (Berlin)

Artist website: hjzlr.tumblr.com 

PDC#17
Photo by Arthur Heisler, artwork by Alex Diamond | 30 x 20 cm, ink on photography, 2014 


004 | JUST (Berlin)

Artist website: 1just.de | JUST on facebook | instagram

PDC#015 Photo by JUST (of artist BOXI), artwork by Alex Diamond | 30 x 20 cm, ink on photography, 2014 

PDC#015
Photo by JUST (of artist BOXI), artwork by Alex Diamond | 30 x 20 cm, ink on photography, 2014 


003 | Jo Fischer (Berlin)

Artist website: jofischer.com | Jo on facebook | instagram  

PDC#009
Photo by Jo Fischer, artwork by Alex Diamond | 30 x 20 cm, ink on photography, 2014 


002 | Polymerboy (Barcelona)

artist website: polymerboy.com | Polymerboy on facebook | instagram

PDC#005
Photo by Polymerboy, artwork by Alex Diamond | 30 x 20 cm, ink on photography, 2014


001 | Ken Schluchtmann | Die Photodesigner (Berlin)

artist website: diephotodesigner.de | Ken Schluchtman on facebook

PDC#002 
Photo by Ken Schluchtmann / Die Photodesigner, artwork by Alex Diamond | 30 x 20 cm, ink on photography, 2014