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Paradise Stockholm

5 février
— 11 avril
2015

Iphone and suite on the tube © Joakim Kocjancic

Iphone and suite on the tube © Joakim Kocjancic

Gasoline Station © Joakim Kocjancic

Gasoline Station © Joakim Kocjancic

Slussen © Joakim Kocjancic

Slussen © Joakim Kocjancic

Hat and Stripes © Joakim Kocjancic

Hat and Stripes © Joakim Kocjancic

Äkerbyvägen © Joakim Kocjancic

Äkerbyvägen © Joakim Kocjancic

Balloon © Joakim Kocjancic

Balloon © Joakim Kocjancic

CULT © Joakim Kocjancic

CULT © Joakim Kocjancic

Tropical forest at Aquaria © Joakim Kocjancic

Tropical forest at Aquaria © Joakim Kocjancic

Gamble Värmdövagen © Joakim Kocjancic

Gamble Värmdövagen © Joakim Kocjancic

iPhone and suites on the tube © Joakim Kocjancic

iPhone and suites on the tube © Joakim Kocjancic

Graffiti and Gamia Stan © Joakim Kocjancic

Graffiti and Gamia Stan © Joakim Kocjancic

© Joakim Kocjancic

© Joakim Kocjancic

Skansen © Joakim Kocjancic

Skansen © Joakim Kocjancic

Mini pris © Joakim Kocjancic

Mini pris © Joakim Kocjancic

Latte © Joakim Kocjancic

Latte © Joakim Kocjancic

Eden © Joakim Kocjancic

Eden © Joakim Kocjancic

Black sign on motorway n°222 © Joakim Kocjancic

Black sign on motorway n°222 © Joakim Kocjancic

It's in your head © Joakim Kocjancic

It's in your head © Joakim Kocjancic

Odenplan © Joakim Kocjancic

Odenplan © Joakim Kocjancic

Eagles without wings at Naturhistoriska © Joakim Kocjancic

Eagles without wings at Naturhistoriska © Joakim Kocjancic

Cowboy girls, Norrtälje© Joakim Kocjancic

Cowboy girls, Norrtälje© Joakim Kocjancic

Play cards at Katerinavägen © Joakim Kocjancic

Play cards at Katerinavägen © Joakim Kocjancic

Wolfe on the street © Joakim Kocjancic

Wolfe on the street © Joakim Kocjancic

MMA, Musse and Usama at Pancrase Gym © Joakim Kocjancic

MMA, Musse and Usama at Pancrase Gym © Joakim Kocjancic

Jump into Paradise, T-Centralen © Joakim Kocjancic

Jump into Paradise, T-Centralen © Joakim Kocjancic

Trainstation © Joakim Kocjancic

Trainstation © Joakim Kocjancic

Sigtunagatan © Joakim Kocjancic

Sigtunagatan © Joakim Kocjancic

MAGNUM at Djurgärden © Joakim Kocjancic

MAGNUM at Djurgärden © Joakim Kocjancic

Cross at Drottninggatan © Joakim Kocjancic

Cross at Drottninggatan © Joakim Kocjancic

exposition
"J'ai commencé la série Paradise en 2006, à mon retour à Stockholm, après avoir vécu dans plusieurs villes européennes. Bien que je soit né à Milan et que j'y ai grandi, je suis à moitié Suédois et donc très attaché à cette ville. Mon approche de la photographie est directe et intuitive. Sans trop y réfléchir, j'essaie d'être plus rapide que mes pensées. Après avoir vécu dans des ambiances très différentes de celle de Stockholm, j'ai voulu documenter cette atmosphère sombre de la ville, cet aspect rugueux de la vie quotidienne du grand Nord. Il en résulte l'ambiguité de mes impressions dans un milieu qui m'est pourtant familier de part mon histoire familiale. Paradise une illusion. C'est un rêve que nous poursuivons à travers les panneaux publicitaires, la TV et l'Internet. La photographie argentique me permet de sentir et de penser ce processus qui mêle le temps et la réflexion, jusque dans la chambre noire où le travail créatif est au moins aussi important que la prise de vue."
"I started working on my Paradise essay in 2006, when I moved back to Stockholm after living in different European cities. Though born and raised in Milan, as a half-Swede I have always felt connected to this city. The approach of my photography is direct, intuitive and fast. I’m trying to be faster than my second thoughts. I see it as an exercise in listening to my instinct without thinking too much. Confronted with an atmosphere quite different to the stereotypical image of Stockholm, I started documenting this darker mood, the grittier side of daily life up here in the north. The essay reflects my instant reactions to the ambiguity of a place I am so deeply related to through my family history. Paradise stands for the illusion of this system. It’s the dream we are following through billboards, TV and the Internet. Analogue photography enables me to feel, think and reflect; it’s a specific process both in time and in mind. The darkroom is a place in which to think, a sort of workshop. The act of printing in monochrome is of the same importance as taking pictures."