OSLO F – Morten Andersen


Superlabo, 2021
Hardcover, 18,5 x 13 cm
222 pages, b/w photographs
English text

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When I finished my second book ‘Days of Night’ (with images of New York and Tokyo) I was broke and didn’t even have any ideas. So it was not the best time to get a call from a photojournalist friend of mine. He had gone digital and cleaned his car, apartment, bags and jackets and ended up with 3 big bags of film that he was going to throw away. But maybe it was easier to get rid of them by calling me! I was happy and even bought him a beer! But what to photograph…? Some of the film rolls were quite old, some had been in and out of X-rays at airports, some even used, so I slowly began to test some of the films shooting in my neighborhood in downtown Oslo. I observed architectural details, graffiti, objects, plants and vegetation that are often temporary and overlooked, but are important parts of the city’s identity. Time and history become very visible in the city’s architecture, etc., and show the city’s transformation processes. Much of modern Oslo was founded in the late 19th century, and literature and paintings from this period were partly the inspiration for the project.
The title is inspired by the films “Christiane F. vom Bahnhof Zoo” and “Døden på Oslo S.” (Death at Oslo Central Station). What the F stands for is not specified, but it can be Fiction, Photo, Fantasy, Flowers, etc., or an imaginary area of the city.

Weight 1 kg

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