Winter Print (2019)

Every season, Rob Hornstra selects an image from his archive and makes it available as an exclusive handmade C-print (36 x 42 cm / 14.2 x 16.5 in). The number of buyers determines the print run, up to a maximum of 25. Once the season is over, the image is no longer reprinted. This offer runs until 31 March 2019. Prints will be shipped in April 2019.

In 2007 I travel to Abkhazia for the first time together with Tomas Kaan and Arnold van Bruggen. A bit lost we walk in the center of the capital Sukhumi. Next to the streets small canalised streams run alongside us to the sea. Now and then a car screeches past. The facade of Hotel Abkhazia is still standing. Inside is a crane with a wrecking ball, which is just as rusty and unused as the hotel.

“Sukhumi is deadly boring.”

There is no middle ground between luxury Mercedes and BMWs, and the most dilapidated Ladas, Volgas and trolley buses. A group of boys is hanging around an old Lada. Loud music emanates from the sound system. ‘We don’t have much else to do,’ they say. ‘Sukhumi is deadly boring.’


Title: Boys and Lada, Sukhum, Abkhazia, 2007
From the series: Empty land, Promised land, Forbidden land
Original: Medium-format 6 x 7 negative film
Print technique: Analogue handmade C-print
Paper size: 36 x 42 cm (14.2 x 16.5 in) / Image 30 x 36 cm

In addition to the purchase of the Winter Print 2019, you can choose to have the same work immediately framed. Please click here for more information.

Item Price Qty Total
Total () € 127.20