René Staud and Hahnemühle FineArt proudly present the joint book project ‘Milestones’. The large-format coffee-table book will be published as limited 125-copy edition and features the quintessence of René Staud’s fascinating automobile pictures. Every single page of the book will be printed individually as fine art prints on Hahnemühle Photo Rag® 308. Several Hahnemühle certified printing studios in Germany and Austria will be involved in the elaborate creation of the book.
The 286-page work will be presented to the public at the globally leading fair, photokina in Cologne, Germany. 125 signed prints of one of the Milestone images will be available for interested photokina visitors. This exclusive limited edition will only be available on 22nd September at the Hahnemühle booth A25 in hall 3.1.
“We are really delighted with being a part of this extraordinary project,” said Ann Kristin Plüss, Hahnemühle’s Head of Marketing and Communications. “Milestones is setting standards, and not only due to the unparalleled picture compositions of René Staud. The fine art paper, the print and also the binding of the book also are outstanding. I’d like to thank the printing studios Dinax in Neuss, Recom and Jam fineartprint in Berlin as well as Salon Iris in Vienna who all contributed massively to the success of Mr Staud’s project.”
With more than 35 years of experience in advertising photography, the name René Staud is connected with significant brands of the automotive industry. His opulent photographs have arguably made massive impact on the public perception of the brands Aston Martin, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche. Staud also lets the top types of the Maserati, Audi, BMW, Bugatti and Mini encounter contemporary art or architecture. Among the highlights, are the photographic creations on the occasion of the renaissance of the brand Maybach and the landscape compositions for Aston Martin in Greenland and Iceland.
About René Staud
René Staud, born in 1951, attended numerous photo courses in his early school days. Following an apprenticeship in a specialised portrait and photo shop he went into business by himself. He begins with wedding photography and photo journalism but soon realises the major demand for high-quality product and advertising photography. In 1975, he opens his first studio in Wendlingen.
He makes his major breakthrough thanks to his development of Magicflash®, a surface light technology that is tailor made for the needs of studio photographers. The automotive industry in particular is thrilled by the possibilities offered by the system and in 1986, thanks to the increasing demand of customers and manufacturers, René Staud can open a wide-span studio in Leonberg.
Established in 1584, Hahnemühle invented the digital artist papers fifteen years ago and is considered the pioneer of exclusive and above all durable papers for photography and art reproductions. The papers – for more than 430 years made in the paper manufactory – are provided now with an ink receiving layer that does not affect the feel of the paper. The paper offers in conjunction with the so-called inkjet coating for photo prints rich colours, a wide colour gamut and sharp details.
International artists exhibit their work on more than 20 different papers from Hahnemühle´s portfolio. In the world of photography and collectors prints, Hahnemühle paper have a great reputation. The papers “Made in Germany” are sought-after in 80 countries around the world. Worldwide, Hahnemühle has 180 employees in Dassel, Germany (headquarters); Norwich, United Kingdom; Paris, France; Chrystal Lake, Illinois, USA and Beijing, China.