Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down
Hannah Modigh

Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down, Hannah Modigh

Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down, Hannah ModighSunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down
Hannah Modigh
Journal
English and Swedish

 

Hardcover
First Edition
124 Pages
248 x 305 mm
2012
ISBN 9789197887687

 

In the morning you are the most naked, without even a single layer of protection forced to face the light and the memories you want to forget. I went to San Francisco to photograph young men working with selling their body and in the sex industry.

I usually start with a theme and but end up trying to present a mood, a state of mind. It is about waking up having bad memories, a feeling of loneliness and despair. This is all particularly evident on Sundays when you are supposed to be with your close ones.

The images are intended to convey a feeling that something bad has happened, recently or in the distant past, leaving a silent void behind. Portraits are mixed with images of empty natural settings, closed shops and Sunday picnics. Being with these men I got a feeling that every day involves waking up with a “Sunday depression”, which is then quickly “killed. The pale light is the threat in the pictures, it burns the skin. It is a history thru their skin and eyes, that not just is about where or who they are right now, more a reflection on what brought them here.

I am drawn to nature and skin that has been abandoned. I am interested in how the environment affects one, the heritage given to us and how hard it might be to break out from it. By repeating certain subjects in the series, I try to create a sense of emotional patterns that go into a continuous loop.

About the Artist
Hannah Modigh was born in Stockholm but spent big parts of her childhood in India and on Österlen in the south of Sweden. She has during her adult life lived in Paris and Copenhagen and is now living and working in Stockholm.
hannahmodigh.se

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