It takes a special eye to be a really good photographer, and the ability to make a stunning photo out of something seemingly banal is an enviable talent. Mårten Lange has this touch and is showing a series of photographs entitled ‘Anomalies’ at
Galleri Flach-Thulin in Stockholm until 1 November and I urge you to see them close up. Mårten kindly took a few minutes out of his day to let us know what the series is all about
Hi Marten, nice show! Can you tell us what the photos are about?
‘Anomalies’ is about making something out of nothing. The camera changes what it observes. I want to take advantage of this effect to create an imagery that initially may seem banal but through banality reveals complexity.
It’s a pity you can’t see them next to each other on your site – is that one of the reasons you’re having a show?
My favourite thing about photography is that it’s so liquid. The photos can be seen on my website, in magazines, in my book, or on the wall. Different forms have different advantages. I like the exhibition form for its spacial qualities as well as its social function – visiting an exhibition with a friend means an opportunity for discussion. Looking in a photo book or at a website at home doesn’t work the same way.
Do you have an image from the set that you’re most proud of, or like the most?
I like the photo of the paper bird in the glass a lot.
Are you working on anything else at the moment?
I’m about to resume work on my Farewell Books project, and I’m in the early stages of a new photographic project.
- Brian Griffin's haunting new photography book documents paths that led to the Holocaust
- Japanese designer Tadashi Ueda is back with some ambiguously playful posters
- Great design redressing scuzzy skate aesthetics for new totally rad boardsports mag
- Eric Shaw's abstract looped paintings start as digital sketches
- The Midlands folk who celebrate all-things American, shot beautifully by Tom Martin
- Matthew Brooks documents the eerie homes of mid-century Italian-Canadian immigrants
- A mind full of filthy ideas and creative brilliance: we visit Malika Favre
- The bizarre, twilight world of Berlin-based photographer Maxime Ballesteros
- Wieden + Kennedy Amsterdam and Colophon create typeface that works with the Earth's tilt
- The Anonymous Sex Journal is back, and this issue is all about wanking
- 12-year-old accidentally punches a hole $1.5 million painting
- Ely Dagher’s hypnotic and erotic animated vignettes for Model 86’s EP (NSFW)