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ABOUT

Peter Nitsch’s background is located back in the late eighties of the German Skater scene. He studied communication design in Munich, to later graduate as designer from the University of Munich, department of design (specializing in motion design). As on air designer he worked for clients such as Universal Studios, ProSieben, 13th Street, SciFi Channel and United Nations. After that period of time, he returned to concentrate to work on corporate design and photography.

Nitsch has also been a contributor to The SIP (Shpilman Institute for Photography), a research institute that aspires to open debate creative work in the field of photography. Nitsch has won several international awards both as designer (New York Festival, BDA…) and photographer (Los Angeles International Photography Award, Hasselblad Masters semifinalist…). He is co-founder of the ‘Playboard Magazine‘, ‘Rupa Design‘ and the former culture blog ‘get addicted to…‘.

 

Peter Nitsch lives and works in Munich and Bangkok.

QUOTES

“These SHOPHOUSES captures show the hidden side of working Bangkok few people know: a fascinating world of color, history and industry. I admire Peter Nitsch’s sensitive photography that illuminates historic places that I hope will not vanish.”Sujata Massey, Author

“Peter Nitsch went curiously and very patiently on the prowl to capture Bangkok’s everyday life with his camera. What he experienced and discovered aside the hectic 10 million metropolis is reflected in the faces of its citizens. Those people are masters of survival and all of them are living true to the motto ‘grace under pressure’.”Anna von Münchhausen, DIE ZEIT

“Far from the traffic jams and the go-go bars, Nitsch takes us into the front rooms of the eight million ordinary Thais who are the real Bangkok: busy, chaotic-looking, organised by an impenetrable idiosyncrasyand unashamedly human.”John Burdett, Author

“A quiet, never rushed approach to a city that remains as complicated as inscrutable … Some images Nitsch prefers as panoramas, others as squares. Some in full color, others black-and-white. Embracing the whole spectrum of a photographer’s tool box – trying to conceive the inconceivability called Bangkok.”Daniel Kestenholz

“Cities and countries have may faces, and the one known to travelers and foreigners often differs from that of the everyday. In his photo series, “Shophouses,” German photographer Peter Nitsch looks beyond Bangkok’s skyscrapers and neon lights to show the storefronts occupied by citizens of the bustling megacity.”Diana Budds, dwell magazine

“Beautiful.”Stefan Sagmeister, SAGMEISTER INC upon SHOPHOUSES

PUBLICATIONS

Bangkok – Urban Identities

Bangkok, mega-city, economic metropolis and city of 400 temples, can be both fascinating and sometimes nauseating at the same time: loud, dirty and chaotic, then again, there is also a peaceful and reserved side. The illustrated book at hand displays the »Venice of the East« in its contradictory beauty, without over-romanticising the city. Authentic, surprising and bursting with emotion.

 

ILLUSTRATED BOOK – SOLD OUT

By Peter Nitsch, Text: Jochen Müssig, German/English, 132 pages, 24 x 32 cm, Hardcover, Rupa, ISBN: 978-3-9809430-7-9, 35,90 €

 

Shophouses – 4 x 8 m Bangkok

The city as a living space, and that with its related concept of urbanism as a social phenomenon that according to Louis Wirth describes the rationalised lifestyle of urban people in comparison to the provinciality of rural inhabitants, is among the great themes of contemporary photography. Barely uttered, the “word” creates in our minds large pictures in which develop the technological aesthetic of urban-building excesses in globalised mega-cities. What we often forget in this respect is a second dimension of urbanism, which embraces the coexistence of various types of people, each with their own identity, in a limited living space. With his SHOPHOUSES – 4 x 8 m Bangkok series of works, Nitsch focuses precisely on this dimension.

 

COLLECTOR’S EDITION – SOLD OUT

By Peter Nitsch, Text: Regina Moths, Simone Hoffmeister, German/English, Portfolio case with 44 sheets, 38 photographs, 29,7 x 42 cm, 100 copies signed and numbered, self published, ISBN: 978-3-940393-19-7, 189,00 €

Playboard Magazine

This volume aspires to offer a creative illustrated book for graphic and magazine designers. The book brings together first-class international photographs and layouts from past editions of »Playboard Magazine« focusing on skateboarding and snowboarding. A professionally compiled »sketchbook« this volume takes a highly individual look at board-based sports – without going over board or succumbing to trendiness.

 

ILLUSTRATED BOOK – SOLD OUT

By Peter Nitsch, Text: Jochen Bauer, Suzie Wong, English, 176 pages, 20 x 22 cm, Paperback, Rupa, ISBN: 978-3-9809430-0-0, 12,50 €

COLLECTIONS

Peter Nitsch’s works can be found in the following collections


Pinakothek der Moderne Munich

Municipal Museum Munich

German Embassy Bangkok

BACC – Bangkok Art and Cultural Centre

Thai Art Archives Bangkok

AAA Archive (Asia Art Archive Collection)

Art Collection His Majesty Prince Charles

 

And in private collections around

Germany, France, England, Thailand

AWARDS

2012

PHOTOGRAPHY MASTERS CUP

Nominee in professional category Still Life

 

IF AWARDS

WORLD TRIP GOODIES, German Design Award Nominee, Communication Design

 

2011

PHOTOGRAPHY MASTERS CUP

Nominee in professional categories Portrait and Still Life

 

IF AWARDS

WORLD TRIP GOODIES, International Communication Design Award, Design and Publishing

 

2009

IPA, INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS

SHOPHOUSES, Honorable Mention

2008

IPA, INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS

BANGKOK, 3rd place in Book in professional category

 

GERMAN PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD

BANGKOK, Nominee

 

HASSELBLAD MASTERS

BANGKOK, Semi-Finalist

 

2003

EYES & EARS EUROPE

Halloweek, Universal Studios, Audio

 

EYES & EARS EUROPE

Award, ID’s, Universal Studios, Best Package

 

PROMAX & BDA EUROPE

Silver Medal, Shadow, Universal Studios, Best OnAir Ident-Design

2002

EYES & EARS EUROPE

Artificial Human, 13th Street, Audio

 

BDA INTERNATIONAL

Bronze Medal, April Movie Highlights, 13th Street, Inhouse image

 

2001

THE NEW YORK FESTIVAL

Gold World Medal, Masters of Thrill, 13th Street, Audio

 

BDA INTERNATIONAL

Bronze Medal, Masters of Thrill, 13th Street, Inhouse Image Promo

 

EYES & EARS OF EUROPE

Bronze Medal, Master, Award, Masters of Thrill, 13th Street, Audio

 

2000

BDA INTERNATIONAL

Bronze Medal, Halloween, ProSieben, Inhouse image Promo

PETER NITSCH (BA)

DESIGN & PHOTOGRAPHY

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