“For the past 15 years I’ve photographed my life, my friends and the surroundings I move in. It’s about the longing for closeness, fellowship and love. A search for identity and sexuality and living out at night. A collection of images for not to forget and to keep us together.”
So photographer Märta Thisner summarises her debut book, Drunk in Love. The pictures are not arranged and Märta has only photographed people she has a relationship with and knows. “For me, taking photographs is a very intimate act because I'm pretty shy.”
147 color and b/w images • Text by Tone Schunnesson • Translation to English: Maria Morris • Design and editing: Gösta Flemming and Märta Thisner • Soft cover with flaps • 210 x 280 mm • 168 pages • English/Swedish • 2019
Selected for the exhibition Tell Me Your Truth, Panoràmic film and photo festival, Granollers, Barcelona, Spain 2020.
Shortlisted for Svenska Fotobokspriset (Swedish Photobook Award) 2020. Jury motivation: “Märta Thisner succeeds with keen eyesight and presence to capture the intoxicating sense of intimacy and social community in her presence. The magazine form for the book corresponds accurately with the content.”