The continents of our planet are in constant motion. Geologists predict that within 250 million years virtually all landmass will have merged into one single supercontinent.
To make thees pictures, I have visited a number of cities around the world such as Los Angeles, Bangkok, Budapest, Tokyo, Amsterdam, Mexico City and Stockholm. There I have photographed the street life on negative black-and-white film. I then rewound the film and exposed the entire roll once again in another city somewhere else in the world.
The resulting double-exposures show different cities, countries and continents merged together. The Forecast series is an attempt at documenting the future—although this in itself goes against the very nature of photography.
— Hans Malm
Editor's note: We first met Hans Malm, and discovered his work, during the Fotografiska / Lens Culture Portfolio Reviews, which were part of Stockholm Photography Week 2011.
An old woman leads a cult-like community in the practice of Sufi rituals on a holy mountain in the far reaches of Kazakhstan. Photo-essay by.
stages uncomfortable images of his family members as if they were living in the midst of squalor and poverty.
The question then became: is it possible to take photographs of these people in such a way that will honour their essential, even existential, distance from me? Is it possible to photograph them in a way that says ‘I won’t gain knowledge of them by photographing them, but maybe something will come from the attempt to, maybe even from the failure to?’
Walking along the roads of East Africa, Indonesia, and Bolivia, men, women and children carry high stacks of plastic utensils, mountains of firewood, tins of water, food, the harvests of the fields atop their heads with impeccable balance.