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Gröna Lund




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While working as a gardener at Stockholm's Gröna Lund tivoli, I carried a wooden pinhole panorama camera loaded with 35-mm film around with me.

The amazing lines, contours and silhouettes of Gröna Lund are surprisingly well-suited to being captured by pinhole camera – the amusement park is a huge assemblage of infrastructure, with the myriad overlapping and criss-crossing angles of the various buildings and wooden and metal structures, the seemingly endless ingenious confluences and crossings of beams, tracery and buttresses.

The pictures I present here represent what I believe is a completely new way of looking at Gröna Lund. Perhaps it's something like the way visitors feel at the end of a day spent in the park, their senses spinning after so many strong impressions, and perhaps a little dizzy from going on the roller-coasters; tired and happy, and taking home with them a heady mix of memories, sights, sounds and colours.


The foreword is in French and English. Translation Graham Bowers.

Financial support from the King Gustaf VI Adolf's fund for Swedish Culture and from the Swedish author fund has made publication of this book possible.

More informations and pics on the Blog.

Watch a short clip presenting the book:

music Johan Hellqvist

Watch a short clip presenting the artist edition:

music Johan Hellqvist

Technical data


Format: 233x130 mm, 96 pages, 63 scanned photographs from colour negatives

4/4 printing

Paper: Munken lynx 170g (insert), Munken lynx 400g (cover), open spine binding

ISBN 9789152730478

Weight:  275 g

First edition 300 copies, ©2022 

An artist's edition of fifteen autographed copies is presented in a slipcase with one numbered and signed colour print.

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