Glasgow-based photographer Ben Soedira was born and raised in Dubai, a city that is morphing into something entirely different from the place he remembers as home
The title of Michael Lundgren’s latest photobook, Geomancy, refers to the occultic method of interpreting sedimental markings and patterns on the ground. But, like the method of divination, from which it takes its title, the book is devoid of factual statements: there is no text or allusion to time or place. The book comprises a sequence of strange structures in mutant landscapes, and colours, which, surely, do not exist in the “real world”? So where are these places, are the alien forms symbolic, and what do the images say about our world and our reality? “This book is interested in the psychic space that’s created by photographs,” says Lundgren, explaining that although some of the colours are manipulated, he considers the images to be rooted in the real world. “It refers to our own experiences or visions of the earth, but does not point to any particular landscape, region, or ecosystem.” Geomancy follows on from Transfigurations (2008) and Matter (2016) and is an extension of the photographer’s continued interest in mythology and surrealism. Lundgren’s earlier …
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When Felicia Honkasalo’s grandfather passed away in 2009, he left behind boxes full of rocks and minerals, and stacks of notes, sketches, and fading photographs. “No one else in the family wanted them,” says Honkasalo, who never got the opportunity to meet her grandfather, “I was really intrigued by it all, but I didn’t really know what to do with it at first”.
Honkasalo’s debut book, Grey Cobalt, is an attempt to construct imagined memories of her grandfather, who was a metallurgist during the Cold War in Finland as well as an avid cosmologist. Published by Loose Joints, the book release accompanies an exhibition at the Webber Gallery in London, which will run till 15 February.
“One huge image can fill a spread and stop you in your tracks”