A Minor Wrong Doing

Henrik Malmström,A Minor Wrong Doing

Henrik Malmström
A Minor Wrong Doing

Photographs: Henrik Malmström

Publisher: Kominek Books

288 pages

Year: 2015

Price: 58

Comments: Softcover with embossing and silver ink on black paper, 210 x 163 mm. Black & white photographs. Design and editing by Henrik Malmström and Misha Kominek. Limited edition of 375 copies. New.

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 Wrong doing 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 whereas 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.


Henrik Malmström,A Minor Wrong Doing

Henrik Malmström,A Minor Wrong Doing

Henrik Malmström,A Minor Wrong Doing

Henrik Malmström,A Minor Wrong Doing

Henrik Malmström,A Minor Wrong Doing

Henrik Malmström,A Minor Wrong Doing

Henrik Malmström,A Minor Wrong Doing

Henrik Malmström,A Minor Wrong Doing

Henrik Malmström,A Minor Wrong Doing

Henrik Malmström,A Minor Wrong Doing

Henrik Malmström,A Minor Wrong Doing

Henrik Malmström,A Minor Wrong Doing

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