“The Flow of the Lines” by Siegfried Hansen

The Flow of the Lines” is the second book by the German street photographer Siegfried Hansen, with an introduction by David Gibson. 147 beautifully composed images aim to tell the narrative of this abstract world.

500 limited-edition copies autographed by Siegfried Hansen.

Siegfried Hansen White Edition
Siegfried Hansen Black Edition

Product Details / Black edition

Limited Edition Print 1/30

The White and Black Editions differ in one thing and one thing only.

Each Black Edition contains one unique Fine Art Photograph (30×21 cm – printed on Hahnemühle FineArt paper with pigment inks and tested for longevity) that has never been printed for sale before. Available through the purchasing of this book only.

Eyeshot aims to keep every publication limited-edition in quantity and quality.

Siegfried Hansen Black Edition
Black Edition © Siegfried Hansen

Made in Italy

Fedrigoni Papers / Symbol Tatami

Eyeshot uses only papers from Fedrigoni, an Italian paper mill founded in 1888 in Verona. All Fedrigoni’s papers are FSC® certified, made from pure ECF pulp. Every product is fully biodegradable and recyclable.

Symbol Tatami White 135g/m2 is a thick paper coated on both sides with a Matt finish. Its volume and thickness give it a remarkable textural consistency that makes it ideal for prestigious publications such as Eyeshot’s monographs.


EFC: ELEMENTARY CHLORINE FREE / It’s an environmentally friendly type of paper that has been bleached with products free of elemental chlorine. By replacing it with chlorine dioxide, polluting emissions are reduced by 90%.

FSC® MIX / The Forest Stewardship Council is one of the internationally recognised forestry certification systems, which guarantees the proper management of forests and the traceability of the resulting products.

HEAVY METAL ABSENCE / Paper and packaging are produced in a way that allows them to be reused and recycled. The absence of harmful metals and other substances and materials that are hazardous to human health is guaranteed.

LONG LIFE: ISO 9706 / This certification ensures that paper production recycles more CO2 than it emits, thus reducing the release of CO2 into the atmosphere that causes global warming. In compliance with ISO 9706 standards, the paper we use is acid-free which gives it resistance to light, wear and tear, and durability over time. It can be stored for up to 200 years.

© Siegfried Hansen

The Photographer

Siegfried Hansen

Born in 1961 in Meldorf, Germany, Siegfried Hansen is a German award-winning street photographer based in Hamburg, Germany. He is a member of the renowned street photography collective UP Photographers, and a founder member of the German Street Photography Festival.

58 Siegfried Hansen 2019 Milano. Eyeshot
© Siegfried Hansen
82 Siegfried Hansen Hamburg 2017 Eyeshot
© Siegfried Hansen

The monograph

“The Flow of the Lines”

The collection Eyeshot curated in “The Flow of the Lines” is a retrospective of sorts, mostly the tried and trusted images that Siegfried is known for. Many photographers have a unique vision, but Hansen’s seems pared back to a laser-sharp regard for lines and formula.

© Siegfried Hansen

In details

The photographic journey

In “The Flow of the Lines”, Hansen’s ability to notice such small, quiet details, loudly celebrates the joy of graphics and absolute precision, which is indeed typical of Hansen’s love of graphic lines in urban settings.

40 Siegfried Hansen Hamburg 2016 Eyeshot
© Siegfried Hansen
129 Siegfried Hansen Hamburg 2013 Eyeshot
© Siegfried Hansen

The photographer's vision

“I like the aesthetic of lines, patterns, and shapes I strive to add a ‘second layer’ to a picture, for example by matching seemingly unconnected elements within my subjectively chosen frame”.

© Siegfried Hansen