A Minor Wrongdoing

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Softcover with embossing and silver ink on black paper / Edition of 375 / 220 bw images /
288 pages / 16.3 x 21 cm / Photographed: 2011-14 / Published by: Kominek Books (June 2015)



SYNOPSIS

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 where as the quantity of images breaks with
 the conventional linear story structure. There is an uncanny 
feel 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 pretty much 
happening in this obscure underworld of transactions.

Natasha Christia

COLLECTORS EDITION

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Softcover with embossing and silver ink on black paper / Edition of 25 + II Ap / 220 bw images /
288 pages + 700 original photocopies / Housed together in a transparent vinyl box /
16.3 x 21 x 15 cm / Photographed: 2011-14 / Published by: Kominek Books (Aug 2015)

ZINE

Booklet / Laser Print / 20 bw images / 43pages / 13.7 x 18.7 cm / Photographed: 2011-13 /
Published by: xxff.de (October 2013)

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