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Paradise Stockholm
Joakim Kocjancic

Paradise Stockholm, Joakim Kosjancic

Paradise Stockholm, Joakim KosjancicParadise Stockholm
Joakim Kocjancic
English, Swedish


116 pages
260 x 190 mm
ISBN 9789187939044


Joakim started working on Paradise in 2006, when he moved back to Stockholm after living in different European cities. Though born and raised in Milan as a half-Swede, he has always felt connected to this city.
The approach of his photography is direct, intuitive and fast. He is trying to be faster than his second thoughts. He sees it as an exercise in listening to his instinct without thinking too much.
Confronted with an atmosphere quite different from the stereotypical image of Stockholm, he started documenting this darker mood, the grittier side of daily life up in the north.
The essay reflects his instant reactions to the ambiguity of a place I am so deeply related to through my family history. In a broader sense, he wants it to be primarily an artistic report on the consumerist and capitalistic aspects of western European urban culture. Paradise stands for the illusion of this system. It’s the dream we are following through billboards, TV and the Internet.

About the Artist
Joakim Kocjancic is a Swedish-Italian photographer, based in Stockholm.

About the Publisher
Journal was founded by Gösta Flemming in 1991 with an aim to publish photo books. Based in Sweden.

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