Sven has lived for his entire life in the village of Boda, southwest of Stockholm in Sweden and lives in the house that his father built in 1925. Peter de Ru's absorbing and thought-provoking photo-essay documents Svenʼs daily life, routines and surroundings. Through engagement with Svenʼs life, the viewer becomes conscious of different existential aspects such as the passage of time and the choice individuals face in the course of a lifetime.
34 color images • Afterword by Lotta Jonson • Translation to English: Linda Schenk • Editor: Gösta Flemming • Design: Christer Jonson • Hard cover • 240 x 280 mm • 72 pages • Swedish/English • 2008
Selected for the exhibition Tell Me Your Truth, Panoràmic film and photo festival, Granollers, Barcelona, Spain 2020.
Selected for Hasselblad Center’s exhibition Published – Photo Books in Sweden, Gothenburg Museum of Art 2018.