Photographs by Klara Källström. Poem by Viktor Johansson.
B-B-B-Books, 2011. 160 pp., 40 color illustrations, 9½x11¾".
Signed copies available!
Selected as a Book of the Week by Lara Shipley
“In Klara Källströms’ Blackdrop Island, she plays with the idiom “to dig where you stand”. What happens if you do that? You come to the other side of the planet.”
Sinziana Ravini, Microfictions, 2009
The photographs were taken during a stay in Tokyo in 2008 and a revisit in 2010.
Documenting things at night, when darkness creates
black backdrops and only allows us see a bit of the
scenery, is something that occupies Klaras’ interest.
It becomes “partially a fictional documentation”, she says. Viktor Johansson has written a poetic suite accompanying
the images and the result is shown in the book as
two parallel worlds, encapsulated in double-folded sheets. Blackdrop Island is released at the opening of Klara
Källströms’ solo show with the same title at Fotografiska, the Swedish Museum of Photography, in September 2011.
Read Sarah Bradley's photo-eye Blog post on Blackdrop Island here.