Calin Kruse

 Editing, Sequencing and Design of a Photobook


with Calin Kruse


MARCH 12 - 16 2020

in Copenhagen


NW Gallery is excited to invite you to this unique opportunity to get feedback and recommandations on your work, project and practise:


1:1 Portfolio Review

with Calin Kruse

- artist and publisher at


Sunday March 15

at NW Gallery

(Nansensgade 10, DK-1366 Copenhagen K)


DKK 55O,- / EUR 74 incl. VAT


- 2O minutes per participant

- bring your printed portfolio/project 

For registration:

Send an e-mail asap to

- first to mill principle :)


Editing, Sequencing and Design of a Photobook


For any photographer, the recording of images is the first part of their journey with a story.

The process that begins after the camera has been put down is often more challenging.

The photographer is required to reflect, to speak and even to write so that their work can have a full life.


In this masterclass, it is this life and afterlife that we will be concerned with: The masterclass is about the creation of photobooks on the one hand, as well as about rethinking your work in the context of a photobook on the other hand.


Calin will work closely with the participants in the production of a book from their own photo projects over the course of five days, focusing on design, editing, sequencing and the importance and choice of materials in the production of photobooks.


This masterclass culminates with each participant creating a photobook dummy.


About Calin Kruse

Calin Kruse studied Graphic-Design. He is the founder and maker of the photo magazine dienacht and of dienacht Publishing, and is a photographer himself. Calin is also a curator, holds guest talks, lectures, makes workshops (Vienna, Berlin, Lagos, Georgetown, Istanbul, Moscow, Mexico City, Rangoon, ...) on photobook design and reviews portfolios.

dienacht and dienacht Publishing have received several awards for its publications: Best German Photobook Awards, Best Books of the Year, Shortlist at the Paris Photo – Aperture Award, and a range of LeadAwards.


The Masterclass will be assisted by Yana Kruse. Yana studied Philology and has a 5-year experience as photography curator at Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography in Moscow. During this time, she curated over 15 exhibitions and edited several photobooks.



Participants background:

This masterclass is designed for photographers who have a project and are in the book design and editing phase. For photographers who are midway through a project, this workshop is a great exercise in thinking about the direction of the project and to get a better overall perspective of the various possibilities of putting the work together. The masterclass is a good opportunity to rethink and test the own book editing approach before print.




















Daily plan:

The classes will be from 10-18 every day..


The first day is a discussion about books and materials. Calin will show a whole range of materials  – paper samples, cover samples, as well as a range of photobooks with great designs and/or design elements, covers, shapes, materials and ideas. The materiality plays a big role in making a book object.

Also, he will bring his own designed and published books and explain why he was producing them the way he did – what’s the idea behind.

And there will also be negative examples of books – great images, but poor design ideas.


Afterwards, we will start looking through the images and talk about first ideas. The next days, the participants will work on their own project (although they are encouraged to get a bit involved in other participants’ projects, so they can learn different points of view), with Calin’s close support.

Calin would have one to one conversations with the participants, and a short group conversation once a day.


The workshop will culminate in creating a physical dummy, the book binding will take place on the last day. The aim of the workshop is not just the dummy, but also finding a „language“ for every single project, translated into a photo book object.



-- own computer, images printed out (not high-end prints needed), copyshop print-outs that you can touch, fold,

move around are preferable; as many images as possible.

- InDesign and basic knowledge of using it.

- the hi-res files images on your computer.

- a text about the series, can be a self-written text, but also a quote, song-lyrics, etc.


The masterclass will be held in English.


We want the workshop to be in a close, trustful and intime environment - therefor there are only few seats.







From the workshop at NW Gallery in February 2019

The workshop fee is EUR 85O / DKK 6.375,- per participant paid in two rates.

  • A non-refundable deposit of EUR 425 is to be paid within one week after confirmation of acceptance and full payment must be made latest February 10 2020 or by agreed rate solution. 
  • The price includes a common welcome breakfast the first day...
  • Participants are responsible for their own lodging, meals and other expenses.
  • There may be some low extra costs related to developing, scanning, printing, paper and other material depending on your choice of creative process during the workshop.

Terms & conditions

NW Gallery reserves the right to cancel the workshop due to insufficient participants or reasons beyond our control. In such a case, a full and immediate refund of the workshop fee will be issued.

NW Gallery is not responsible for reimbursement of lost income, travel, accomodation or other expenses in case the workshop is cancelled.

If a participant decides to cancel for whatever reason, this must be confirmed in a writing notification.

  • if the participant informs of cancellation more than 14 days before the workshop starts, the paid fee above deposit will be refunded, if the cancellation is less than 14 days before the workshop starts, no credits can be issued.

NW Gallery reserves the right to cancel a reservation if full payment has not been received by February 10th 2020.




Send us the following in one simple PDF: 


* Your name 

* Short bio

* Email address and phone number

* Your book project idea; 


Summarize the details of the contents, project  description, texts and other possible materials,


A pre-selection of pictures from the project with

10-20 images

and send






 For more information and details about the workshops, please contact us: