After my lecture and exhibit in Norway for the Nordic Light International Festival of Photography, I was approached by a Swedish photography publication called FOTO. My work was very well received at the festival, and the magazine wanted to highlight my work with a portfolio spread and article to be featured in the October 2013 issue. I just received a copy of the issue in the mail recently, and it looks fantastic:
The reproductions in the article are not only extensive, but the quality is outstanding. I was really impressed with how well both the black & white and color images printed.
The piece is called “Connie Imboden: Reflections of Man”, and opens with one of the more startling and daring images from my portfolio. It also shows a picture of me in front of the pool, with an arrow pointing to “Den svartmålade poolen” (“The black-painted pool”):
The text reads:
“Det finns en röd tråd i Connie Imbodens arbete. Ett tema som föddes ur en stark rädsla för vatten i kombination med en fascination för människokroppen. Nu är rädslan försvunnen. Och motivvärlden lever vidare. Text och porträttfoto: Catarina Åström”
(There isa common thread inConnieImboden’swork.One theme thatwas born from astrong fear ofwater, combined with a fascination forthe human body.Nowthe fear isgone.And thedesignworldlives on.Text andportrait photo: Catarina Åström)
The quote above the last page featuring Sainthood reads: “Jag tror verkligen att fotografin räddade mitt liv. Eller åtminstone gjorde att jag hittade något som hjälpte mig emotionellt.”
(“I truly believethat photographysaved my life.Or at leastthat I foundsomething that helped meemotionally.”)
Big thanks to the folks at FOTO, I’m honored to be included in your magazine!