TitleEvent Horizon
ArtistStephanie Roland
DesignerRob van Hoesel
Colour gradingStephanie Roland
SeparationsColour & Books
Press checksColour & Books
ProductionJos Morree, Fine Books
PublisherThe Eriskay Connection
PrinterWilco Art Books
PaperMunken Krystall Rough
ReproductionCMYK + PMS Blue (conventional offset)


The Book

Event Horizon is constructed as a fictional narrative that immerses the reader in a nocturnal and mysterious atmosphere of anticipation. Stéphanie Roland shows childhood from an unusual perspective. Not the carefree, light-heartedness with which one would usually associate childhood. It rather shows the gravity and mysteries that this period of life also involves. The children in the book are frozen and absent, like the ghosts, The book’s stream of images is only interrupted by deep blue pages, containing nothing more than ascending dates. Both utopian and dystopian at the same time, this project has become a playfield of multiple photographic experiments.



The Process

Working on Event Horizon gave me the opportunity to experiment more with printing in extended colour spaces. The idea the designer came to me with was to see if we could emphasise the blue atmosphere in this book by adding an extra colour layer of blue.
Just what I like to learn more about. The effect it brought to the reproductions is quite impressive. Besides the fact that the blue hue has become a binding theme throughout the book, it also brings great extra three dimensionality to the images and a richness in tone too. It feels so exiting for me to find more strategies in printing photography.