Some time ago, I came across a book entitled The Seasons, written in the 18th century by James Thomson. I have created the texts in this book by translating, deleting, adding, combining words and writing new ones, inspired by the poems I found.
I started taking photographs inspired by these texts and looked for connections between the words and the things I saw in my time, in my life. I cruised between the fall of kings and gods, roaring floods, a beauty that may be stupid in the heart, drowning people, an I, a we, a conversation with a you, the memory of a first derailment, the small life going on, and the big one, the apocalypse, a rattling gaze that holds what you look at in the threads, a howling child, and a song.
71 color images • Editing and design: Helga Härenstam, Gösta Flemming • English language consultant: Maria Morris • Hard cover • 180 x 220 mm • 92 pages • Swedish/English • ISBN 978-91-87939-59-4 • 2021
30 extra copies has been made, including as sound module. A playing photobook! Open it, push the “play” button and you will hear Justin Dean Thomas’ instrumental Standing In the Door while reading Helga Härenstam’s book Ylandet & Människan / Howling & Humans. https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/623205062/9270638545/privacy