Day by Day by JH Engström. First edition (2020). First impression. medium format hardback in new condition. Limited edition of 600 copies. Numbered. Comes with a signed Giclee print tipped in back of the book. No markings. This is a new book. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
“In 2017 I moved to Montreuil, just outside of Paris. I left Smedsby, Värmland and Sweden. One week after I had installed myself in my new neighbourhood the publisher Pierre Bessard contacted me and proposed me a carte blanche for a book publication. ‘Do whatever you want. When you are done you tell me and then we print”
My direct and intuitive reaction was simple. So, I would photograph my first years in my new surroundings. Staying very close to my home. I did not go more than 500 meters from my studio. Making simple notes. I photographed from my window. I photographed in the streets, bars and cafés. Encounters with people. Atmospheres. Emotions. I used all different types of photographic technics; Fuji instant film, Polaroid, 135 mm, 120 mm, the phone and digital camera. I mixed B/W and colour. On the back cover of the book I wrote this text:
Here it is warm
I could stay here.”
— JH Engström, Montreuil 2020
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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