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  • Writer's pictureLaurent Denimal

Gröna Lund /3.


It's now time for the release of the photo book


Gröna Lund






 



The opening will take place at




Stockholms Fotoantikvariat


Saturday, May 13th


13:00 - 16:00


Torkel Knutssonsgatan 31, Södermalm, Stockholm





 



 

The pictures 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).





Front cover / back cover







 



An artist's edition of fifteen autographed copies is presented in a slipcase

with one numbered and signed colour print.






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A huge thanks to Johan Hellqvist for the music!






The slipcase is handmade by Norrmalms Kartongfabrik (Stockholm)





 

The print is made on Hahnemühle Fine Art Baryta 325 gsm

size: 218 x 109 mm




 

From the foreword



(...) Finally, a rich variety of hanging baskets and window boxes on ledges, windowsills and balconets add their part to the wealth of greenery and floral colour.


All of these elements are looked after, indeed cosseted, by a team of gardeners and park-keepers whose work in keeping this amusement park so attractive and nourishing to the eye is at the centre of this book. Embracing the rhythm of the seasons, and doing all they can to adapt what the seasons allow to the demanding requirements of the commercial activities of Gröna Lund, the photographs follow them at work through the spring and summer, caring for perennials, and maintaining the shrubs and trees and the few areas given over to grass. (...)




 

You can watch a short film presenting the book!



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A huge thanks to Johan Hellqvist for the music!



 


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


The camera is handmade by






 


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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