Långt Från Stockholm/ Far From Stockholm
Hardcover (Signed by the Artist)
240 x 310 mm
Långt fårn Stockholm (Far from Stockholm) finds JH Engström on a journey into the surrounding world away from the big city. Shifting between isolated small communities and the untamed wilderness of the Swedish landscape -Engström weaves the two worlds with portraits of ‘dance bands’, youths etc and juxtaposing them amongst icy rivers, forests and disappearing roads. By weaving these themes, Engstrom tells at once a poetic solitary and contemplative story whilst returning to the heart and structure of the small community.
About the Artist
JH Engström was born in Karlstad in 1969. He is a Swedish photographer and video artist, living and working between Paris and Smedsby (Värmland, Sweden). Engström first grew up in the remote province of Värmland in central Sweden until the family moved to Paris when he was 10 years old. An overwhelming change that prompted him early on to look at his own existence, forging a vision rooted in these contrasting living environments opposing the slow-time energy of the Swedish countryside to the exaltation of Parisian life. In 1993, he settled in Stockholm where he shared the lab with Anders Petersen, a leading figure with a determinant influence in the expressive dimension of his work. He applied these precepts at the Gothenburg University school of photography until 1997 before moving to New York between 1998 and 2000 where he spent time at Robert Frank’s studio.
About the Publisher
Mörel Books is a London based independent publisher specialising in affordable limited edition art books and booklets.