Johan Willner

Boy Stories

05 October — 18 October, 2012

In the series Boy Stories (2006-2012) Johan Willner travels back in time, to a place where something happened, to a moment that he has carried with him.

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The photographs depict memories from his childhood. As with all of us, memories are reshaped and colored by time and yet their origins remain constant. Willner’s highly detailed photographs depict cinematic scenes based on his memories, dreams, perceptions, and illusions.

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"My work began with a single image, a memory. It was probably the strongest image I have ever envisioned, and I wanted to try to take a photograph of it... In my mind’s eye, I see a boy. He sits in a car and his head is bleeding. His classmates surround the car and glare at him, mocking him. I remember that he did not cry, that he never lost face." - Johan Willner

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