Rebecca Rütten
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Creative Never - Never Land



 Back home nothing waited for us. 
We had left society behind when we departed our homes. 
We had entered a different world.


In January 2014 I met an interesting group of long term travelers who settled in a Hostel. Fascinated by this place and it’s people, who seemed so incredibly free, I decided to return for a period of three months in December 2014 with my camera.  In the first month I was positive and motivated. We drifted, wandered aimlessly, letting adventure find us. Everywhere we went we played our own music and rode on the roofs of taxis around the island. We dressed up, drank and danced through the night until the sun would rise. Our community became our new family.

After a few weeks of successful integration and initial enthusiasm this travel-utopia transformed more and more into some kind of a dystopia. Never - Never Land is a gonzo style project that shows the people, the life, the parties and the natural environment of a community on an island. With the series I wanted to question the romantic, idealized notion of freedom in the world of a backpacker. Never - Never Land was featured by VICE, Monopol, GUP, and De Morgen. In a edition of 50 exclusive copies the book was exhibited in January 2016 at the Gängeviertel Hamburg, Germany. It was available at The House Of Photography- Deichtorhallen Hamburg until it sold out.


The Book
Size: 19,5 x 25,5 cm, Pages: 122, Pictures: 106, Diary Entries: 3, Paper: Gardapat Kira 150g, Print: 4/4 Farb Digitaldruck
Druckerei Kettler, Binding: Perfect binding

The Booklet
Size: 14,8 x 21 cm, Pages: 12, Interviews: 12, Paper: PhoeniXmotion Xantur 135g, Print: 4/4 Farb Digitaldruck, Druckerei Kettler,
Binding: Saddle Stitch

All Together
Weight: 730g, Size: 20 x 30 cm

1 x Book
1 x Booklet
1 x Rubberband
1 x Print in Cover
1 x Plastic Zipper

First Edition of 50 exclusive Books
Price: 78 Euro (sold out)

A second edition will be printed soon.
E-Mail me to save yourself a copy!