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Hvassast by Hallgerdur Hallgrimsdottir

Title: Hvassast
Artist: Hallgerdur Hallgrimsdottir

Designer: Loa Audunsdottir
Editor: Hallgerdur Hallgrimsdottir
Imprint: Self-published by Hallgerdur Hallgrimsdottir
Printer: Prentmet, Reykjavik Iceland
Publication date and place: October 2016 / Reykjavik, Iceland
Edition: 500
Format, binding: Softcover / Open spine
Size: 16 x 21 cm
Number of pages and images: 56 pages / 29 images
Type of printing and paper: Offset printing (cover in duotone) / Cover: Koehler Marble Cover 300 gr / Pages: Munken Polar Rough 150 gr and Magno Star 170 gr (glossied after printing for extra shine) / Postcard: Fluo White 300 gr.
Retail price: 26 Euros

Book Description: Hvassast explores the beauty of the Icelandic everyday through a collection of eternal moments, non-erupting mountains, indecipherable weather and groundhog days. Made-up realities are the photographer’s playground, the photograph being not an answer, but a proposal. This is an attempt to show the unremembered stillness of a place, its textures, poetic reality and the fragmented dreams of the people who inhabit it. The Icelandic words found in the book describe weather in the nuanced vocabulary reserved for this loved topic. Sometimes it is easier to talk about the weather than feelings. Sometimes these conversations are the same.

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