23 March 2009

Invited guest: Jens Olof Lasthein

Tiraspol 2006


Sometimes it's not what you expect that makes the biggest impression. I remember visiting Kulturhuset in Stockholm to see some major exhibition, I don't recall wich one. I guess the exhibition was alright but what really got stuck in my mind was an exhibition called "White Sea Black Sea" by the Swedish photographer Jens Olof Lasthein. Lasthein had been traveling along the border between the European Union and the former Soviet Union -from the White Sea to the Black Sea- with a panoramic camera, documenting life at the border between eastern and western Europe.

I'm glad to be able to show some of the photos here on the F Blog. If you want to see more, have a look at his website or better yet, buy the wonderful book that was nominated one of five candidates as Photo book of the year 2008 in Sweden.



Minsk 2005

Kegostrov 2005


Kaliningrad 2007

Grigoriopol 2006


Kaliningrad 2007