In their second book called ‘The Belt of Venus and the Shadow of the Earth’ artists Inka and Niclas Lindergård explore the role of the camera as a bridge between the physical and the photographic world.
Having collborated with each other since 2007, the Stockholm-based duo work primarily with photography-based art. With popular culture as a starting point, their work circulates around investigations on the photograph as a carrier of an mysterious image of nature. It spans from the search engines and their algorithmic answers on what nature looks like, to an aesthetic appropriated from nature religions, occultism and spiritual postcards. With the Swedish Photobook Prize 2012 for their first book ‘Watching Humans Watching’ Inka and Niclas have recently published the second album with vivid imagery of landscapes and manipulated scenes. The book revolves around performative photographic acts that can only be experienced through the photograph and the role of the camera in this creative process.
All images © Inka & Niclas Lindergård