Julie Pike . FLOWERS SHALL GROW . Photobook
The debut book from the Scandinavian art/fashion photographer, Julie Pike presented in a limited edition cloth covered hardcover book. This First Edition is limited to just 460 numbered copies.
Inspired by Edvard Munch’s oft quoted words, “Flowers Shall Grow” presents a collection of seemingly innocent and playful images suffused with a sense of melancholy and imbued with a subtle and coded symbolism.
Bergmanesque figures, often stripped bare, are glimpsed deep within Norwegian forests, spied solitary beside dark waters or voyeuristically observed in sparse domestic interiors. Whatever the narrative components, the harsh Northern light of the fleeting Scandinavian sun is all pervasive. A collection of fictional fragments and stolen moments, reminiscent of stills from an unseen movie. Mise-en-scène, tinged with sadness and quietly exuding loneliness and longing, hinting at a deeper undercurrent of angst as the photographer explores timeless Scandinavian themes such as death, the cycle of life and symbiosis with nature.
460 numbered copies
88 pages, 64 colour plates
21.0 cm x 26.0 cm
Hot foil embossed cloth covered hardcover Offset printing
Éditions du LIC 2013