Trying to Dance [signed]
Black linen hardcover with picture tipped-in, 310 x 240 mm. First edition, 2003. Included in The Photobook, vol. II by Parr & Badger. In very good condition. Copy signed by JH Engström.
"I'm always looking for presence. Whenever I try, my doubts get unmasked. Easier then to stick with absence. I'm not trying to prove anything. I don't have that many memories yet." - JH Engström, afterword.
JH Engström's Trying To Dance series comprises a photojournalistic 'diary' of his life: landscapes, still-lives, self-portraits, and snapshots of friends become loosely narrative documents, recording not only the artist's individual experiences, but a sensitive and provocative engagement with the world at large. Using photography's ability to capture the fleeting essence of a moment, Engström transfers specific time and place to the unfixed reference of memory? - Aperture