Vintage large-format gelatin silver print on thick paper. 59,5 x 47 cm. Signed and dated in lower right and editioned Fassung2/Auflage 7 in lower left by the photographer in ballpoint pen; titled by the photographer in ink, photographer's Bln-Grunewald, Hagen Strasse 32 copyright stamp and Lichtgraphik stamp (therein numbered 2/7) on the verso, hinge-mounted in mat.
Heinz Hajek-Halke's very complex and unique later work (Lichtgraphiken) can be seen as a form of photographic painting. He employed numerous techniques using mutiple exposures, reworking negatives and combining negatives in many variations. – Corners bumped, some creases in upper edge, a few light handling marks, otherwise a rich tonal print in very good condition.
Lit.: Michael Ruetz/Rolf Sachsse (eds.). Heinz Hajek-Halke. Der Alchemist. Göttingen 2012, see ill. p. 70 (dated 1966).