591 Exhibition - Micke Berg
Photos © Micke Berg
The exhibition has ended
I met Micke yesterday after getting lost in Stockholm (a strange experience). It was a pleasure to talk to him. I had to ask again about why he calls his exhibition (now on show at galleri ikon) a banal Greek exhibit and I got the same answer as in the interview published here on 591; " It is not too serious, just for fun, they are pictures captured with a compact digital camera."
Micke Berg also said in the interview; "I am looking for a different form, more meditative, but I hope that my pictures will still hold a good quality"
To me Cafe del Mare is a part of his search for another expression. The single picture that touch me the most is the one of a boy looking for cover from the harsh light. He is lying down wearing a striped towel.
Micke Berg stands out as one of the most interesting Swedish photographers of his generation. His new book about Stockholm is a treasure.
- Mr Urbano
591 Photography interview with Micke Berg
Micke Berg's blog
This blog is excellent. Pictures an text (only in Swedish, though)
Micke Berg's website