no thing-ness, 2020

During the COVID19 lockdown I've locked myself in my studio to see what would happen if the objects around me began to talk to me.

no thing-ness revolves around the gaze. Objects or situations become something when they’re looked at or when they are captured by a camera. Through photographs objects are no longer nothing. Designers translated this idea into a photobook that does not combine the images with a layer of graphic design, but rather let the photography do the talking. The photographs are displayed in their full form. No titles or names. No grids or unusual print techniques. Just the photographic edit in it’s full glory. The book is divided into two sections. The second of which displaying the photo’s as an archive or index, displaying their names and time of creation. This makes the book not only show a photographic project, but also the process that the photographer went through to create these works.

Photography: Joost Termeer
Design & Art Direction:
Format: 210mm x 290mm.
Edition: 125
Containing two parts of 88 pages (a total of 176 pages) The first part consist of glossy coated paper. The second part consists of uncoated paper.
The book has a plastic wrapping that will be screen-printed and folded around the cover.
You'll find some spread below.

The publication is still for sale for €45,- ex shipping. If you're interested, please contact me at