Sven

by Peter de Ru


Photographs: Peter de Ru

Text: Lotta Jonson

Publisher: Journal

72 pages

Pictures: 34 color illustrations

Year: 2009

ISBN: 978-91-976966-2-3

Comments: 23,5 x 27,7 cm; Hardcover; cloth-bound; Swedish, English

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"Passing time is measured and described in words like "decades". Years are packed tight to facilitate interpretation of events, and our memories seek hooks to hang things on. People prefer to imagine that development means progress.

Sven is 88 years old, he has spent his entire life in Boda, a village in the southwest of Stockholm and he still lives in this house, which his father has built in 1925, at that time his family lived on boat building, farming and fishing. For Sven time goes by exactly as it did in those days.

Peter de Ru has captured Sven’s everyday life in simple pictures. An old man buys tinned food, reads the newspaper under the lampshade, cleans up his kitchen, tramps in boots through the snow – it sounds dead boring, but these images are moving. Very much indeed.

Sven’s story revolves around nature, fishing and a house made of wood, which is his home. The objects, which surround him, are natural to him. They have always been there and have a value for him, even if he does not get emotionally attached to them. He collects things, but lets them have their own lives.
Past, present and future, in Sven’s world they seem to exist at the same time – like the pictures, they appear to us as part of an everlasting circle of life.


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Sven

by Peter de Ru


Photographs: Peter de Ru

Text: Lotta Jonson

Publisher: Journal

72 pages

Pictures: 34 color illustrations

Year: 2009

ISBN: 978-91-976966-2-3

Comments: 23,5 x 27,7 cm; Hardcover; cloth-bound; Swedish, English

sold out

"Passing time is measured and described in words like "decades". Years are packed tight to facilitate interpretation of events, and our memories seek hooks to hang things on. People prefer to imagine that development means progress.

Sven is 88 years old, he has spent his entire life in Boda, a village in the southwest of Stockholm and he still lives in this house, which his father has built in 1925, at that time his family lived on boat building, farming and fishing. For Sven time goes by exactly as it did in those days.

Peter de Ru has captured Sven’s everyday life in simple pictures. An old man buys tinned food, reads the newspaper under the lampshade, cleans up his kitchen, tramps in boots through the snow – it sounds dead boring, but these images are moving. Very much indeed.

Sven’s story revolves around nature, fishing and a house made of wood, which is his home. The objects, which surround him, are natural to him. They have always been there and have a value for him, even if he does not get emotionally attached to them. He collects things, but lets them have their own lives.
Past, present and future, in Sven’s world they seem to exist at the same time – like the pictures, they appear to us as part of an everlasting circle of life.


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Sven

by Peter de Ru


Photographs: Peter de Ru

Text: Lotta Jonson

Publisher: Journal

72 pages

Pictures: 34 color illustrations

Year: 2009

ISBN: 978-91-976966-2-3

Comments: 23,5 x 27,7 cm; Hardcover; cloth-bound; Swedish, English

sold out

"Passing time is measured and described in words like "decades". Years are packed tight to facilitate interpretation of events, and our memories seek hooks to hang things on. People prefer to imagine that development means progress.

Sven is 88 years old, he has spent his entire life in Boda, a village in the southwest of Stockholm and he still lives in this house, which his father has built in 1925, at that time his family lived on boat building, farming and fishing. For Sven time goes by exactly as it did in those days.

Peter de Ru has captured Sven’s everyday life in simple pictures. An old man buys tinned food, reads the newspaper under the lampshade, cleans up his kitchen, tramps in boots through the snow – it sounds dead boring, but these images are moving. Very much indeed.

Sven’s story revolves around nature, fishing and a house made of wood, which is his home. The objects, which surround him, are natural to him. They have always been there and have a value for him, even if he does not get emotionally attached to them. He collects things, but lets them have their own lives.
Past, present and future, in Sven’s world they seem to exist at the same time – like the pictures, they appear to us as part of an everlasting circle of life.


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A collector's choice by josefchladek.com