The New World

  • PLEXIGLAS®
  • Kodak Exposure
  • DIBOND®
  • Framework
"The New World" is manufactured in cooperation with Oschatz GmbH & CO KG, one of Germany's leading image production firms, founded as a photo laboratory in 1922. The collaborative process, as well as the access to state-of-the-art machinery and materials, enables precisely aligned results throughout the limited production run of each picture.

Utilizing a Durst Lambda 130, the industry leading photochemical printer, reference image quality is maintained during the process of digital exposure and chemical development. We chose Kodak Professional Ultra Endura photo paper for its undeniably supreme color rendering. The colors are expected to remain stable for 100 years in typical home display conditions.

Materials are carefully selected for our finishing options, such as the patented DIBOND® aluminum composite panel and highest grade, CNC precision cut acrylic glass by PLEXIGLAS®. Both materials are recyclable, as is our cardboard based, custom packaging, which ships exclusively using the UPS® carbon neutral option.

"The New World" comes ready to mount at a low total weight of 5 Kg / 11 lb per piece in "Modern Composite" finish. The custom aluminum framework allows perfect wall alignment and stability. Proving its authenticity, each picture manufactured carries a signed certificate including the serial number.
"The New World" revisits anonymous places of the 20th century. It is set in a time characterized by the conflict of Modernist and Postmodernist convictions, its influence on later 20th century history, and ultimately, the world we live in today.

On a formal level, this conflict defines the aesthetics of the collection. The interrelation of rational graphic design and anonymous photorealism reflects the contrast of manmade ideals and the acceptance of life in chaos. "The New World" is shaped by an original set of rules, metrics and processes. This enables the revelation of eclectic utopias that, for better or worse, withhold the definition of a photograph.

Series I (2011) of "The New World" is a foundation. By topic, an insight to the issues that rule its core. By design, it is a showcase of the visual language it employs.

Series II previews during Palm Springs Modernism Week 2013 and officially premieres Feb. 23rd at CURIO Studio & Collection in Venice, CA.

It is created by Robert G. Achtel (1980) and Jens Bambauer (1981) in Wiesbaden, Germany. As a design product manufactured in limited editions of 100 per piece, the PLEXIGLAS® sealed Kodak exposures, laminated on DIBOND®, are essentially based on the partnership's architectural photography in the United States.

"The New World" is manufactured in cooperation with Oschatz GmbH & CO KG, one of Germany's leading image production firms, founded as a photo laboratory in 1922.

Whether it is the setting of your own stories, or the things you might find beneath the ubiquitous veneers, they sure are colorful pictures.