Tuesday, September 14, 2010


Palmyra. Photographs by Eric Ericson. Journal, Stockholm, 2008. Unpaged, colour and black & white illustrations throughout, 13¾x11".

"Ericson has always proven to be an eclectic multidisciplinary artist - his previous projects include a series of satirical letters, a 68 foot long drawing of a fantasy city skyline, and the construction of bird apartment buildings (768 homes) on the roof of Kulturhuset in Stockholm.

Shot over 13 visits to the ancient city of Palmyra (Tadmor), a UNESCO World Heritage Site located 215km northeast of Damascus, Palmyra strikes a quite different note than Ericson has sounded before - the large-format color photographs are infinitely still, exquisitely composed and reveal his startling sensitivity as a photographer. "

Eric Ericson is a Swedish writer and artist. You can read more about his book of photographs of the ancient city of Palmyra ('Palmyra') here or here for example.

Quote Daniel Espeset.

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