Inner/Visions by Robin Ek. First edition first impression paperback (one of 200) in new condition. No markings. This is a new book. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
I have reoccurring dreams of the world’s end. Fascinating and frightening at once, they always begin with strange light phenomena in the sky. I look up, and everything I know about everything changes. I began to experiment with trying to manifest these subconscious sights, without fabricating or adding anything but rather by playing with existing light and context. While the inspiration from these visions arise from very personal experience, the curiosity as to whether others may have similar dreams is perhaps what captivates me the most. The fear of our world ending, countered with the curiosity of new and undiscovered worlds… I wonder if this juxtaposition of ideas is something that connects us.
Swedish creative director Robin Ek’s surreal series ‘Inner/ Visions’ makes you question the relationship between your subconscious and the real world.
Setting suns, bloody skies, blurred cities and faceless people make ‘Inner/ Visions’ a journey into Ek’s subconscious. The London-based photographer was first attracted to the liberating and expressive capabilities afforded by the medium, explaining that it provided him with an “unadulterated creative outlet.” Coming from what he felt was a rather constricted career in design and art direction, he uses the camera to creatively express his own experiences. Unbound by client briefs, his photos explore his personal vision of a world that appears to be both on the verge of an apocalypse and a renaissance. ‘Inner/ Visions’ was born out of Ek’s reoccurring dreams of the world’s end: intrigued by the heightened feelings of fear and curiousness that these dreams provoked, he began to experiment with light and context to create a visual manifestation of his dreams.
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