I live and photograph here now.
Far from Stockholm.
I see tenderness as a tone
in the landscape.
In the shared space.
Also the humbleness of eyes.
I think of periphery and centre.
JH Engström, Smedsby, 2013.
Långt från Stockholm (Far from Stockholm) finds JH Engström on a journey into the surrounding world away from the big city. Shifting between isolated small communities and the untamed wilderness of the Swedish landscape -Engström weaves the two worlds with portraits of ‘dance bands’, youths etc and juxtaposing them amongst icy rivers, forests and disappearing roads.
By weaving these themes, Engstrom tells at once a poetic solitary and contemplative story whilst returning to the heart and structure of the small community. The book Långt Från Stockholm was published by Mörel Books 2013.