By: Roger Fayet, Florian Hufnagl
Bernhard Schobinger is a megastar of the contemporary jewellery scene. Whereas his earlier jewellery reveals the influence of Punk, more recent pieces tend to emanate an aura of mysticism. An example of the mischevious delight in experimenting is the way he links diamonds with objects that may have been retrieved from a rubbish bin, a gesture that brands the glitter of the diamonds as the detritus of the throw-away society.
The indissoluble link between Bernhard Schobinger's jewellery and the photographs of it by Annelies Strba, a leading contemporary photographer, has been forged by Strba's documentary approach to recording these pieces. This volume showcases 240 of Schobinger's pieces.