220 x 250 mm
“My father wakes me at three o’clock in the morning as agreed. I’m not sure what’s most exciting, to be up watching TV in the middle of the night, or that man is landing on the moon. No matter which, the grainy black-and-white television image of Neil Armstrong in a space suit floating down the ladder has stuck on my retina. While man takes the giant leap, 380 439 kilometres from our living room, I take a small step to expand my very own universe.”
In his third book Simon Johansson focus on children and remembers his own childhood. The pictures are taken 2002-19.
About the Artist
Simon Johansson is a self-taught freelance photographer and journalist/writer based in Stockholm, Sweden. Member of The Swedish Union of Journalists (SJF). Simon has been working as a freelance photographer since 2000. He takes both editorial and commercial assignments. 2016 he released his first photo book “Across the Bridge” (Journal) about everyday life on the Swedish island Öland. In 2018 his second photo book, “A Familiar Place” (Journal), was released and this time it’s about everyday life in Stockholm. In November 2019 his third book “The Young Ones” (Journal) was released. Simon works in a classic documentary black and white tradition and he rarely takes a photo if it’s not a human being in the frame. Simon wants his photos to be timeless, therefore he avoids modern references and time markers.
About the Publisher
Journal was founded by Gösta Flemming in 1991 with the aim to publish photo books. They are based in Sweden.