The largest and most extensive retrospective of Lars Tunbjörk’s work ever published.
Lars Tunbjörk was inspired by the Swedish masters such as Christer Stromholm, but soon discovered his own style by taking a cue from the American photographers of the 1970s like Stephen Shore and William Eggleston. Tunbjork’s images amplified the most mundane and absurd aspects of modern life in a surreal way, using the hard light of flash photography, which became his signature style and influenced a generation of photographers after him. Whatever subject he was documenting, suburbia or offices spaces, he did it in such a revealing way with a stark, clear-eyed honesty layered with a sense of humour.
Tunbjörk’s work is best experienced in the photo book format. He used the medium to build loose narratives and to showcase his extraordinary projects. He released more than 10 photobooks, which include Home and Vinter. He came to pre-eminence with the now rare book Office, with Martin Parr and Gerry Badger describing him as ‘an acute observer of modern life.