Henrik Malmström - A Minor Wrongdoing

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  • Henrik Malmström - A Minor Wrongdoing
  • Henrik Malmström - A Minor Wrongdoing

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  • Softcover with embossing and silver ink on black paper
  • 288 pages, 17 x 21 cm 
  • Design and editing by Henrik Malmström and Misha Kominek 
  • Limited Edition of 375 numbered copies 
  • Published July 2015 by Kominek books 

Slowly but steadily we become immersed in what Henrik 
Malmström saw and photographed from the window of his
 living room. The pages of A Minor Wrongdoing unfold as a 
hypnotic sequence of candid shots taken at the
 neighbourhood of St. Georg in Hamburg, between 2011
and 2014. Hundreds of them, they record the last remains
 of street life in an urban area that is currently undergoing
 fierce gentrification after recent official law enforcement
against street-based prostitution. Malmström used a cheap
 digital camera forcing its ISO levels to reproduce in each
 scene the raw effect of a surveillance cam. The grainy
 monochromatic material of his voyeuristic enterprise has
 been put together in this voluminous book replicating a 
messy police report archive. Printed in sharp dots, the grain
 adds a grade of unprecedented abstraction and beauty to 
the sequence whereas the quantity of images breaks with 
the conventional linear story structure. There is an uncanny
f eel in it. And obsession: the unconfessed obsession of a
 photographer who happened to be in the right place at the 
right time. We do not get to see much of what he 
photographed but we can still imagine what is pretty much 
happening in this obscure underworld of transactions.

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