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Worth seeing, worth reading.

  • Writer's pictureLaurent Denimal

Gröna Lund /2.


The photo book Gröna Lund is presenting my work as a gardener at


the Stockholm Tivoli amusement park





 



All the photographs are captured with a pinhole panoramic camera (frame 24×56 mm), on 35mm colour film.



The camera is handmade by





 

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.






 











 



A short film presenting the new book Gröna Lund is now on YouTube!



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A huge thanks to Johan Hellqvist for the music!




 


From the Foreword...



(...) You might think that trying to find green spaces in such a densely built-on area would be like looking for a needle in a hay-stack, but they do exist: scraps and gaps of ground which have not been built on, beds planted with packed rows and layers of flowers, small paved areas, trees ringed with flowers as well as with low walls, the green alongside a railing or passageway, flowers on a concrete platform that holds up a tangled mass of steel. (...)






 

Technical data




Format: 233 x 130 mm, 96 pages, 63 panoramic colour photographs

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

Open spine binding

ISBN 978-91-527-3047-8

Weight: 275 g

First edition 300 copies, ©2022 Laurent Denimal (photo and text)






 


The book is presented on a dedicated page on my website





 

You can also follow the project on Instagram where I will publish the most recent news





 


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