29 October 2006

Guest: Gerry Johansson

One of the most strange, fascinating and beautiful photobooks I have ever seen is "Sverige" (Sweden) by Gerry Johansson, published in 2005. It is a really outstanding and very inspiring book by a highly creative photographer. Therefore, I was really happy that Gerry accepted my invitation to the F blog and I am honoured to present some of his pictures here.

About his work Gerry says: "I photograph what I find beautiful. That can include both a run-down 1970s urban scene and a romantic rural landscape. My pictures can be seen as a counterweight to the dystopic portrayal of our world in mass media."

The photographs below are from his ongoing exhibition "Landsbygd" (Countryside) at Nordiska museet in Stockholm. You can see the exhibition now and it ends in January 7, 2007. For more information, please look here.

Invited by Fredrik Skott.

Huaröd, Skåne, 1989. Photo: Gerry Johansson.

Godegård, Halland, 1989. Photo: Gerry Johansson.

Brunnskog, Halland, 1989. Photo Gerry Johansson.

Veinge, Halland, 1989. Photo: Gerry Johansson.


When I found the photo "Barber Shop" by Walker Evans
I could not help thinking about another picture. It´s from
another time, created by another photographer...but there
is a resemblance.

Anders asked himself why he did not shoot more interiors.
I ask myself too. "Working Class Hero" is a picture that
inspires me, and hopefully all of you!
- Ulf Fågelhammar

Photographer: Helena Nilsson (one of our invited photographers)

book of questions (first chapter)

1. Who are we?
2. Who is Eugene Extremo von Scannerman?
3. Too emotional?
4. Good or original?
5. Did Velásquez use a camera obscura?
6. Good enough?
7. Alligator Killer Qu'est-ce que c'est?
8. How´s New York?
9. Who turned off the color telly?
10. In what way is Strindberg involved?
11. Is there anybody out there?
12. Where is paradise?
13. Who is the ghost?
14. Warum?
15. Would you like a cup of coffee?
16. Who said that?

The Night Watch

Business as usual

Let me be the one who brings you back to the light VI

I did´n want to mix this one. Think she has to be alone in all her beauty