Crash by JH Engström. First edition (2017). First impression hardback (one of 900) in fine condition. No markings. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
I do not fully understand it at first.
The gradual and painful insight into a decisive and violent shift.
The world I grew up in is under threat.
The landscapes stretch out, as beautiful and imperturbable as ever.
These landscapes have met my eyes since the day I was born.
I can no longer see them as before
– JH Engström, Smedsby September 2017
The book CRASH is based on a series of landscapes photographed close to JH Engström’s home in Smedsby, Värmland in Sweden.
The collision between the hauntingly beautiful landscapes, surrounding JH Engström in his daily life, and the knowledge of what is happening in the “big world” is the emotional fuel for the book CRASH.
About JH Engström
JH Engström (b. 1969) is a Swedish photographer and video artist. He lives and works between Paris and Smedsby (Sweden). Engström’s practice is based on the bypass of all rules and advocates great freedom of style. Feeling at ease with the instantaneous as much as with the staged frame. As well as a virtuoso of the black and white and of colour. He masters the accident and toys with techniques to question photography itself. In the years 2000-2010, his forms of representations evolved to combine various means. Including installation, video, books and writing as a way to abolish hierarchies between the images. Also, to introduce an ethereal lyricism into his work.
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