Yotam Shwartz - I’m selling my Contax T2 and I made a book about it (signed)


Self Published 2023

In Shwartz’s debut publication, 'I’m Selling My Contax T2 and I Made a Book About It’, the reader is absorbed into an introspective journey of the artist’s life through 148 pages of raw photography interwoven with a diary-like narrative. An invitation to take a different point of view, each image and every word are steps along a challenging path offering a poignant glimpse into the very essence of Shwartz’s being.

By seamlessly blending self-reflective writing with a stunning collection of analogue images, he shares the emotional nuances of his photography through the lens of a Contax T2. A three-year-long experiment culminating in the auctioning of his camera, this book could be described as the diary of a 30-year-old millennial, a philosophical and psychological self-analysis, a tapestry of memories, a biographical montage, or perhaps just photography’s most elaborate ever sales pitch for a point-and-shoot.

This first edition, self-published project is limited to 400 copies and printed in Berlin on quality recycled paper. The book's design embodies the narrative within – vulnerable, raw and fragile, the artist presents himself to his audience without a protective cover. In the spirit of life's journey, exposure becomes fertile ground for profound growth.
21x26 cm
148 Pages
Soft cover
First edition of 400
Recycled paper printed in Berlin 2023