Undertow

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Lisen Stibeck has returned to the roots of photography in her new book Undertow, working with the collodion wet plate process, where every exposure requires extensive effort with unpredictable results.

This book is not yet published, but will be available from June 2022.

ISBN: 9789171265401 Category:

Description

The very idea of photography is to imitate its motifs as precise as possible. Today’s digital images have a preciseness of millions of pixels. But in photography’s infancy the act of photographing was a significantly more organic and time consuming process. Lisen Stibeck has returned to the roots of photography in her new book Undertow, working with the collodion wet plate process, where every exposure requires extensive effort with unpredictable results.

Parallel to this ancient process Stibeck has developed her own technique where she allows the emulsion of polaroid photography to live and evolve past the finished exposure. Undertow explores the world of dreams, memory, alternate realities, and parallel lives. These pictures were born somewhere beyond the reach of the Artist’s conscious self; images that she has then attempted to translate into photography, drawing inspiration from the places that have always inspired her in her work – Sweden, Morocco, France, Mexico, and Iceland. The result is a series of suggestive art images that are both comely and fateful. At its first exhibition, Undertow was a given success with all prints sold out in record time.

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 24 x 30.6 cm
Publisher name Bokforlaget Max Strom
Publication date 7 June 2022
Number of pages 96
Format Hardback
Contributors Photographs by Lisen Stibeck
Dimensions 24 x 30.6 cm
Weight 300 g

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Photographic Artist Lisen Stibeck works on long term projects. Her keen interest in teenage identity developed into her photo book "Daughters", winning critical attention and international awards. Recently, her focus turned to the inner landscape of the psyche, opening up a world of dreams and archetypes as she delved into a form of magical realism. In her latest work, "Undertow", her b/w imagery carries a suggestion of emerging narratives, at times evoking loss, grief and hope and her brilliant abstract color work is a celebration of life. Stibeck is based in Sweden and regularly spends time in Marocco and France.