Max Strom, 2018
Hardback, 30×27 cm
336 pages, color photographs
Available upon request
Initially inspired by Swedish masters such as Christer Strömholm, as well as Stephen Shore and William Eggleston, Lars Tunbjörk (1956-2015) was one of Europe’s greatest and most original photographers.
Tunbjörk’s international breakthrough came in 1993 with the photo book “Landet Utom Sig: Bilder från Sverige (Country Beside Itself: Pictures from Sweden).”
With more than 250 images, this volume is the most substantial overview of his work.
Celebrated by Martin Parr and Gerry Badger as “a keen observer of modern life,” Tunbjörk’s color images amplified the mundane and absurd in a quietly surreal way using the harsh light of flash photography, which became his signature style and influenced a subsequent generation of photographers.
His most famous photobook series include ‘Office’ (Journal, 2002), which depicts office workers in bizarre random positions, and ‘Home’ (Steidl, 2003) , in which everyday objects such as flowers or armchairs are depicted to reveal a quiet absurdity in Swedish suburbia.