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Wahre Märchen II (True Fairy Tales 2)

Be careful what you wish for!
Annie Bertram is back with a bagful of true fairy tales.
In 2008, photo artist Annie Bertram published her award-winning volume of photographs called “True Fairy Tales”. Her masterly enactment of opulent scenes, often in front of a morbid backdrop, paired with reinterpretations of classic fairy tales by young and famous authors, caught the eye of the reading public and sold out of bookstores in no time.
After further successful publications, the author residing in Switzerland is now returning to known territory. Together with publishing house Feder&Schwert, which celebrates its 25th anniversary  in 2014, she is now publishing the second volume of the success, “True Fairy Tales II”.
For this extraordinary project, Markus Heitz, Germany’s most successful fantasy author, master of dark humour Christian von Aster, as well as Ju Honisch, winner of the literary prize “Seraph” 2014 teamed up. Julia Becker, Oliver Graute, Oliver Hoffmann, Diana Kinne, Lea Melcher, Björn Springorum, Isa Theobald and Rona Walter complete the eleven-person team of authors that put Grimms’ Fairy Tales through the mill as well as those of Hauff and Andersen.
“True Fairy Tales II” is said to be reminiscent of the millenniums-old tradition of storytelling and gives a premonition that fairy tales can still be a moral support nowadays and are by no means just something to scare little children.
With her visionary eye for the extraordinary, Annie Bertram presents the fairy tales in a new light that often reveals abysses only at second glance or is simply dreamy, emotional and fantastic.


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Annie Bertram
Artist | Professional | Photography
Annie Bertram, trademark photo art of a unique kind. Her photographic vision is dreamy and emotional, her portrait shots highly original. Reduced to their very essence, they provide insights on the relationship of humans to the world of fiction and vice versa. Her subjects are staged to build new identities: daydreams, desires, fairy tales… yet also nightmares.
A sense of familiarity between people and scenery – a sort of merging, a synergy. Annie’s favorite backdrops are unique and often morbid locations: factories, dilapidated houses and mystic natural sceneries… places that breathe the air of the bizarre, the obsolete or of secrecy. She directs the eye to things that are often overlooked – thoughts, emotions, fate. This intention is amplified by the direct and narrative way the often female protagonists are instructed to look at the camera.

Annie Bertram is working very passionately with people for more than 15 years. She aims for more than just a beautifully photographed face. Annie is looking for the person behind the glamour, for the human being behind the persona. “The all-defining, intimate moment where the model lets me glimpse behind his or her fašade is my biggest challenge.”

Numerous publications and exhibitions followed, shootings for artists, bands and fashion brands, as well as video productions. Her second photo book “Wahre Mńrchen” was awarded “book of the year 2008” and sold-out in no time. At the moment, Annie is busy preparing international exhibitions following the official release of her new book “Obsolete Angels.” She is also working on a new subject. “This is still a secret”, she reveals with a smile.



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princeps76 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014
Excellent travail! Je suis fan.
phydeau Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful gallery!
BeatryczePhotography Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014   Photographer
Awesome photos <3!
Zaigwast Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
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If you do so, please submit to the correct category and do not forget about the rules. :aww:
tanafeyroyale Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Your gallery is amazing
kakekills Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014   Artist
can I just drag ur entire gallery into favorites cuz u have a lot of amazing photos
twosheds1 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your photography is wonderful!
NationMcKinley Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello, I would like to invite you to my new group for photography :iconunbound-photography:
I really do like your photos, and would love to see you contribute to my group!

Thank you for taking the time to read this, and I hope you will consider joining!
Babylonia666 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Professional
Amazing Gallery Heart Heart Heart 
2snails1shell Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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