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The photographs of Kalle Sanner are contemplative studies of light and its constant transformation. The act of photographing is more central than the subject and location. From Album by Kaller Sanner

An intense portrayal of a seemingly meaningless everyday life. But these intimate close-ups show us something other than just eternally recurring routines. From Apan är rädd by Simon Berg

Observatören is a new photography book by Emanuel Cederqvist. The photos were taken in Sarek National Park in northern Sweden, where it is usually described as Sweden's last wilderness. From Observatören by Emanuel Cederqvist

A collection of still lives printed in a small delicate format with debossed title and transparent foiling, bound together with three metal staples. From Wounds by Simon Berg

Imaginary Islands
Imaginary Islands
Imaginary Islands
Imaginary Islands
Imaginary Islands
Imaginary Islands
Imaginary Islands
Imaginary Islands
Imaginary Islands
Imaginary Islands
Imaginary Islands
Imaginary Islands

Imaginary Islands
By Lotta Törnroth (Click to view)

Imaginary Islands takes place on Greenland, in the capital Nuuk where Törnroth is artist-in-residence. The sublime beautiful sea that surrounds the island has allured her to visit. There are many people who have given their life to the sea on Greenland, but there are also many who are dependent on what the sea has to give for survival. In her photographs she expose herself to the ocean. Early mornings, in icing cold and with long photographic exposures she stands and acts with the light from a flashlight as a communicator between the sea and the viewer.

The paintings in the book are made with water from the Labrador Sea that Törnroth has frozen down in small portions. Then she lets them melt on aquarelle paper together with blue gouache. It takes approximately three hours for two decilitres of seawater to melt, and then additionally three days before the water has fully dried onto the paper. The water and the salt from the ocean together with the blue colour shapes a form that can be seen as an island from above.

  • Volume: 104 pages
  • Format: 170 x 240 mm
  • Printing: Full colour offset
  • Binding: Clothbound hardcover
  • Language/s: Swedish/English
  • Design: Dennis Hankvist
  • Published: 2019
  • Edition: 300
  • ISBN:  978-91-982555-7-7
    Lukas/Markus
    Lukas/Markus
    Lukas/Markus
    Lukas/Markus
    Lukas/Markus
    Lukas/Markus
    Lukas/Markus
    Lukas/Markus
    Lukas/Markus
    Lukas/Markus
    Lukas/Markus
    Lukas/Markus
    Lukas/Markus
    Lukas/Markus

    Lukas/Markus
    By Kalle Sanner (Click to view)

    Lukas/Markus is the result of a photographic project spanning over a decade. Located in the Western Cemetery in Gothenburg, architect Sven Brolid's two mirrored chapels Saint Lukas and Saint Markus were designed and built in the 1960:s, the era when Swedish functionalism was at its very peak. A stark silhouette in the otherwise sparsely built-up cemetery, the building does little to blend in with its surroundings. However, there is harmony to be found in the fine tuned correspondence between the materials and in the considered, geometrical features giving the building its characteristic appearance.

    During a walk through the cemetery, Kalle Sanner discovered the building and immediately felt a connection to it, prompting him to start exploring the site. As time went by, Sanner continued to return to the building with his large format camera and the project grew along with Sanner's interest in the building and its architect.

    • Volume: 82 pages
    • Format: 200 x 223 mm
    • Printing: 4+4 Hybrid Print Technology Offset
    • Binding: Clothbound hardcover
    • Languages: Swedish / English
    • Design: Lundgren+Lindqvist
    • Edition: 300
    • Published: 2018
    • ISBN: 978-91-983957-1-6
    • Artist website
    • This book is available as a special edition of 30 copies, divided into three sets of 10, including a signed copy of the book housed in a handmade clamshell box with one of three c-prints, signed and numbered by the photographer.
      Price €150. Please email info@blackbookpublications.com for requests.
    Abstract dialogue 
    Abstract dialogue 
    Abstract dialogue 
    Abstract dialogue 
    Abstract dialogue 
    Abstract dialogue 
    Abstract dialogue 
    Abstract dialogue 
    Abstract dialogue 

    Abstract dialogue 
    By Rikard Laving (Click to view)

    The book contains abstract photograms made using only light, time and photographic paper. The work circles around time and grief.

    • Volume: 44 pages
    • Format: 210 X 270 mm
    • Printing: Digital and Color Offset
    • Binding: Staple bound
    • Language/s: Swedish / English
    • Design: Maryam Fanni
    • Edition: 300
    • Published: 2018
    • ISBN: 978-91-982555-4-6
    • Artist website
    Juicy Body
    Juicy Body
    Juicy Body
    Juicy Body
    Juicy Body
    Juicy Body
    Juicy Body
    Juicy Body
    Juicy Body
    Juicy Body
    Juicy Body

    Juicy Body
    By Casia Bromberg (Click to view)

    A photobook about the body, self-image, performativity and gaze - a queer manifesto for the female body by Casia Bromberg. 

    My body’s so juicy! It can be naked, it can be dressed in silk or leather. It needs a lot of space because it is so juicy. My body has different smells, it can smell differently, taste differently. Many different fluids can come out of it. And at the same time that it does all these things, it also carries so many feelings within. My body’s elastic, it can make all sorts of moves, and transform if I want it to transform. It needs no criticism, ‘cause there’s only one like it, it’s a unique example. One edition, not for sale.

    Artist Casia Bromberg has been creating work for more than a decade by working with self portraits and staging her body in front of her camera. 

    Volume: 64 pages
    Format: 210 x 220 mm
    Printing: Full Colour offset
    Language/s: English
    Published: 2017
    Edition: 500
    ISBN: 9789198255539
    Artist Website

    Passing Through a Darkroom
    Passing Through a Darkroom
    Passing Through a Darkroom
    Passing Through a Darkroom
    Passing Through a Darkroom
    Passing Through a Darkroom
    Passing Through a Darkroom
    Passing Through a Darkroom

    Passing Through a Darkroom
    By Annika von Hausswolff (Click to view)

    'Passing Through a Darkroom' by Annika von Hauswolff is a staple-bound artist book, signed with both signature and fingerprint by the artist. The book was made for the exhibition 'Revision' at Konstepidemin in Gothenburg and released in an edition of 500 copies.

    • Published: 2017
    • Edition: 500 
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    Wounds
    Wounds
    Wounds
    Wounds
    Wounds
    Wounds
    Wounds

    Wounds
    By Simon Berg (Click to view)

    A collection of still lives printed in a small delicate format with debossed title and transparent foiling, bound together with three metal staples.

    This book is also available in a signed and limited edition of 14. Each one comes with a unique can attached to it depicting an image from the book. Inquiries about availability of the limited edition can be sent to order@blackbookpublications.com. The price of the limited version of the book is €100 excl. shipping. 

    • Volume: 34 pages
    • Format: 180 x 170 mm
    • Printing: Full Color Offset
    • Binding: Stapled
    • Language/s: English
    • Design: Simon Berg
    • Edition: 500
    • Published: 2017
    • ISBN: 978-91-982555-1-5
    • Artist website
    Sprinten
    Sprinten
    Sprinten
    Sprinten
    Sprinten
    Sprinten
    Sprinten
    Sprinten
    Sprinten
    Sprinten
    Sprinten

    Sprinten
    By Kalle Sanner (Click to view)

    It is right in the beginning of August and terribly hot. The challenges get tougher and more important to win. One night a short distance race end in an accident with a trashed hand and during the night suspicion lead to paranoia and an old friendship is put to the test. Kalle Sanner’s Sprinten is a photographic novel with nine black and white images printed offset in a bleeding format on thin, uncoated paper.

    • Volume: 20 pages
    • Format: 150 x 220 mm
    • Printing: Black & white offset
    • Binding: Staple Bound
    • Language/s: Swedish
    • Edition: 300
    • Published: 2009
    • ISBN 978-91-978317-0-3
    • Artist website
    • SOLD OUT

     

    APAN ÄR RÄDD
    APAN ÄR RÄDD
    APAN ÄR RÄDD
    APAN ÄR RÄDD
    APAN ÄR RÄDD
    APAN ÄR RÄDD
    APAN ÄR RÄDD
    APAN ÄR RÄDD
    APAN ÄR RÄDD

    APAN ÄR RÄDD
    By Simon Berg (Click to view)

    An intense portrayal of a seemingly meaningless everyday life. But these intimate close-ups show us something other than just eternally recurring routines. For out of the cracks from the civilized facade seeps another story forward, the story of a life where every desire is dictated by nature, a nature which tries everything to escape their own terms.

    • Volume: 44 pages
    • Format: 240 x 160 mm
    • Printing: Full color offset
    • Binding: Perfect Bound
    • Language/s: Swedish
    • Design: Richard Wikström, Simon Berg
    • Edition: 400
    • Published: 2009
    • ISBN 978-91-978317-1-0
    • Artist website
    What do you mean by that METAPHORS
    What do you mean by that METAPHORS
    What do you mean by that METAPHORS
    What do you mean by that METAPHORS
    What do you mean by that METAPHORS
    What do you mean by that METAPHORS
    What do you mean by that METAPHORS
    What do you mean by that METAPHORS
    What do you mean by that METAPHORS

    What do you mean by that METAPHORS
    By Signe Vad (Click to view)

    It is the gaps that interests me, the film is looping caught in the same act. In the decision you phase out the past to begin dealing with the future, a sentence I found in a book about Hannah Arendt. The camera trigger symbolizes the moment by materializing the decision; to decide, release and create an image. In one of my series I have compared this choice with the the choices we make in life, in our everyday life. These decisions are not without consequence, neither for ourself or our surroundings. I become encouraged and find hope reading Arendt, because she gives us the initiative, and thereby also the possibility to act. From under the carpet I decide my next move.

    • Volume: 40 pages
    • Format: 175 x 210 mm
    • Printing: Full color offset
    • Binding: Perfect Bound
    • Language/s: Swedish
    • Design: Och Studio
    • Edition: 500
    • Published: 2010
    • ISBN 978-87-993274-0-9
    • Artist website
    Ways to describe
    Ways to describe
    Ways to describe
    Ways to describe
    Ways to describe
    Ways to describe
    Ways to describe
    Ways to describe
    Ways to describe
    Ways to describe

    Ways to describe
    By Linda Hofvander (Click to view)

    Ways to describe gathers three photographic series by Linda Hofvander and is put together in collaboration with the graphic designer Magda Lipka Falck. The text in the book, What is at stake?, is in both Swedish and English.

    Linda Hofvander is a young Swedish artist working with photography and film. In her works, the materials used and the specific rules of the photographic image making, are in the centre to create a choreography, and provide the foundation for her images. The bare and simple motifs are loaded by a different way of seeing – where a magic occurs in the factual.

    • Volume: 72 pages
    • Format: 220 x 165 mm
    • Printing: Full color offset
    • Binding: Perfect Bound
    • Language/s: Swedish, English
    • Design: Magda Lipka Falck
    • Edition: 300
    • Published: 2010
    • ISBN 978-91-976057-5-5
    • Artist website
    Album
    Album
    Album
    Album
    Album
    Album
    Album
    Album
    Album

    Album
    By Kalle Sanner (Click to view)

    "The photographs of Kalle Sanner are contemplative studies of light and its constant transformation. The act of photographing is more central than the subject and location.

    There is a painterly quality in Kalle Sanner photographs and the darkest ones recall Mark Rothko’s saturated and rust-red images. He dwells not in the gloom but allows light to guide him through the rooms. He observes how the winter sun’s raking light induces the walls’ surfaces and then lets his eyes wander out the window until the image dissolves into a white cloud. In the images, he focuses on details which, when illuminated, receive a monumental character. His subtle observations of geometric shapes – where tall towers emerge from the shadows – creates a sense of vertigo. If photographs are drawings in light you could say that Kalle Sanner’s portrait of light actually captures the essence of photography."

    – Excerpts from the exhibition catalouge by Dragana Vujanovic, Curator Hasselblad Foundation

    • Volume: 72 pages
    • Format: 225 x 170 mm
    • Printing: Full Colour offset
    • Binding: hand-sewn
    • Language/s: No text included
    • Design: Och Studio
    • Edition: 300
    • Published: 2010
    • ISBN 978-91-978317-2-7
    • Artist Website
    (III)
    (III)
    (III)
    (III)
    (III)
    (III)
    (III)
    (III)
    (III)

    (III)
    By Simon Berg (Click to view)

    The realistic photography of Simon Berg let us view the world from a more physical perspective than we are used to. The claustrophobic close ups of body parts and everyday items break the boundaries of our vision and penetrate deep in to the objects themselves. Like the foot, which can not be viewed as a foot any longer since the focus is on the details; the crooked toes pressed to the floor, the blood filled skin’s pattern and the sharp nails slowly pressing themselves out of the flesh.

    But ”(III)” is also a personal project which revelovement around objects is characterized by melancholy as well as a longing for what used to be. It is closed and stuffy and the scene on which this asocial realism take place is surrounded by a compact darkness that does not let the eyes escape.

    Stiched cardboard box with cover stained by the artist. 42 coated full-colour offset prints lifted with ribbon.

    • Volume: 72 pages
    • Format: 172 x 220 mm
    • Printing: Full Color Offset
    • Binding: Loose-leaf, in corner stapled box
    • Language/s: No text included
    • Design: Simon Berg
    • Edition: 200
    • Published: 2012
    • ISBN: 978-91-978317-3-4
    • Artist website
    • SOLD OUT
    Album - Exhibition catalogue
    Album - Exhibition catalogue
    Album - Exhibition catalogue
    Album - Exhibition catalogue
    Album - Exhibition catalogue
    Album - Exhibition catalogue

    Album - Exhibition catalogue
    By Kalle Sanner (Click to view)

    "The photographs of Kalle Sanner are contemplative studies of light and its constant transformation. The act of photographing is more central than the subject and location.

    There is a painterly quality in Kalle Sanner photographs and the darkest ones recall Mark Rothko’s saturated and rust-red images. He dwells not in the gloom but allows light to guide him through the rooms. He observes how the winter sun’s raking light induces the walls’ surfaces and then lets his eyes wander out the window until the image dissolves into a white cloud. In the images, he focuses on details which, when illuminated, receive a monumental character. His subtle observations of geometric shapes – where tall towers emerge from the shadows – creates a sense of vertigo. If photographs are drawings in light you could say that Kalle Sanner’s portrait of light actually captures the essence of photography."

    – Excerpts from the exhibition catalouge by Dragana Vujanovic, Curator Hasselblad Foundation

    Eight pages full-colour offset print.

    • 297x420 mm
    • Edition: 1000
    • Published: 2012
    • ISBN: 978-91-978317-4-1
    • www.kallesanner.se

     

    Det som blir kvar
    Det som blir kvar
    Det som blir kvar
    Det som blir kvar
    Det som blir kvar
    Det som blir kvar
    Det som blir kvar
    Det som blir kvar
    Det som blir kvar

    Det som blir kvar
    By Emanuel Cederqvist (Click to view)

    Emanuel Cederqvist's photo book "Det som blir kvar" is a moving documentation of what is left of an estate once its contents are divided up and sold off. His photos captures the intermediary stage between one life and the next, whilst retaining the objective gaze of administration.

    "I have been a photographer for real estate agents in Gothenburg since 2009. The homes I visit are often clean, styled and the personal belongings are removed, nevertheless what is private is clearly visible.

    There are many different reasons why a house will be sold. Often it’s because someone’s life situation has changed radically. Separations, births or death.

    There is something extremely sad with the homes where someone has died. There is always a certain sentiment in the air. What remains is a collection of photos from the estates where someone just died, taken between 2009 and 2013."

    - Emanuel Cederqvist

    • Volume: 48 pages
    • Format 215 x 265 mm
    • Printing: Full color offset
    • Binding: Hardbound
    • Language/s: Swedish
    • Design: Studio Moss
    • Edition: 400
    • Published: 2014
    • ISBN 978-91-978317-9-6
    • Artist website
    Variables
    Variables
    Variables
    Variables
    Variables
    Variables
    Variables
    Variables
    Variables

    Variables
    By Linda Hofvander (Click to view)

    • Title: Variables
    • Images: Linda Hofvander
    • Text: Linus Gratte
    • Design: Magda Lipka Falck
    • Languages: English and French
    • Pages: 32 
    • Publisher: r a k e t a press
    • Edition: 100 
    • Size: 185x145mm
    Att vänta på det oundvikliga: berättelser från havet
    Att vänta på det oundvikliga: berättelser från havet
    Att vänta på det oundvikliga: berättelser från havet
    Att vänta på det oundvikliga: berättelser från havet
    Att vänta på det oundvikliga: berättelser från havet
    Att vänta på det oundvikliga: berättelser från havet
    Att vänta på det oundvikliga: berättelser från havet

    Att vänta på det oundvikliga: berättelser från havet
    By Lotta Törnroth (Click to view)

    "In her series To Wait for the Inevitable: Narratives from the Sea, Lotta Törnroth has weaved a story from that what life is made of and from what we carry inside us. With a delicate dramatic composition, the photographer provides us with opposing pairs: the destructive and the constructive, the worrying and the consoling, darkness and light."

    –  Excerpts from the foreword by Jenny Maria Nilsson, Writer.

    Lotta Törnroth is interested by the power of the sea and the relation between man and the sea. Photography, text and sculpture form a story about the potential catastrophe at sea. What happens within us, just waiting for it to happen and the effect it has after the catastrophe has happened. Being torn between hope and despair, but also the beauty of not giving up. The work is a three-part story including photographs and essays.

    • Volume: 86 pages
    • Format: 145mm x 190mm
    • Printing: Full color offset
    • Binding: Softcover
    • Language/s: Swedish, English
    • Design: Johanna Sevholt
    • Edition: 200
    • Published: 2014
    • ISBN: 978-91-978317-8-9
    • Artist website
    • SOLD OUT
    Butiken
    Butiken
    Butiken
    Butiken
    Butiken
    Butiken
    Butiken
    Butiken

    Butiken
    By Johan Markusson (Click to view)

    This fictive story takes place in a store where the customers are being helped over the counter. The employees organize the goods for the customers, using utilities like carts and packing lists. At first sight it might look rigid, but in the encounters between the customers and employees, there are humorous and poetic elements. The store exists as a closed space with its own rules and specific knowledge, but sometimes another reality cuts through, a political and social spark that makes everything in the store appear in a new way.

    • Volume: 80 pages
    • Format: 135 x 220 mm
    • Printing: Full Color Offset
    • Binding: Soft cover
    • Language/s: Swedish
    • Edition: 200 
    • Published: 2015 
    • ISBN: 978-91-978317-7-2
    • Artist website
    As the river runs
    As the river runs
    As the river runs
    As the river runs
    As the river runs
    As the river runs
    As the river runs
    As the river runs
    As the river runs

    As the river runs
    By Agnes Thor (Click to view)

    Revisiting places that once held a magical element during her childhood, Thor uses her elegant attention to light and detail to provide a visual narrative that draws the viewer into a place where time has stopped and all that remains is the wistful vision she has presented. With a beautifully tragic foreword by the artist, the scene is set for the viewer to explore the four sections of images. Through her pairing of images, a true sense of place is formed where the viewer can’t help but form an attachment to it’s structures, objects, and landscapes.

    Shooting over the course of eight years, it is also a document of time and seasons passing, and a meditation over the Swedish landscape.

    • Volume: 72 pages
    • Format: 190 x 220 mm
    • Printing: Full color offset
    • Binding: Hardcover with foilstamp
    • Language/s: English
    • Design: Kirsty Bruce
    • Edition: 500
    • Published: 2015
    • ISBN: 978-91-982555-0-8
    • Artist website