Søren Rønholt The Nordic Book
An unpolished journey in nordic identity and life
The Nordic Book unfolds the highlights of photographer Søren Rønholts travels in the Nordic countries. He has been photographing landscapes and people, thereby telling stories about Nordic culture, nature and appearance. Rønholt has been working with the Nordic theme for five years. The different groups of pictures are presented along side each other, sharing their stories and creating new ones in their unity.
The landscapes in the book are describing the rough but exceptionally beautiful nature of the Nordic countries. The majestic mountains, dark forests and distant shores create sceneries, which are at the same time deeply calm and very dramatic – but most of all incredibly compelling.
The human figure is depicted through Rønholts nudes and portraits. Especially the female body is discussed in the series of nudes. Photographed in the intimate space of their own homes, Rønholt wanted to show the womanly body as it really is, using the same method, as when he photographs landscapes. Also the Nordic persona is characterised through Rønholts strong portraits, which adds another personal dimension to the groups of pictures.
Each picture in itself and all of them as a sum takes the reader on a journey – an unpolished journey in Nordic identity and life.