Publisher Note

Lars Tunbjörk had an astute eye and he brilliantly dissected the socio-political Swedish landscape like no other photographer has in modern times. He was inspired by the Swedish masters such as Christer Stromholm. However, soon discovered his own style by taking a cue from the American photographers of the 1970s. From the likes of Stephen Shore and William Eggleston. So, Tunbjork’s images amplified the most mundane and absurd aspects of modern life in a surreal way. Generally using the hard light of flash photography. Eventually, this became his signature style. What’s more is he influenced a generation of photographers after him. Whatever subject he was documenting, suburbia or offices spaces, he did it in such a revealing way with a stark, clear-eyed honesty layered with a sense of humour.

Tunbjörk’s work is best experienced in the photo book format. He used the medium to build loose narratives and to showcase his extraordinary projects. He released more than 10 photobooks, which include Home and Vinter. And thus he came to pre-eminence with the now rare book Office, with Martin Parr and Gerry Badger describing him as ‘an acute observer of modern life.

Release Place Stockholm, Sweden
Edition 2nd edition
Release Date 2019
Artist: Lars Tunbjork
ISBN-13: 9789171264442
Subform Photobook
Topics Landscape, Social Condition, Social Reality, Sweden
Methods Photography
Language English
Dimensions 30.0 × 27.0 × 3.0 cm
Pages 336
Technique Offset