Beyond the Mirror
Embossed hardcover with
died book sides
Size 145 x 200 mm
Pages 96 + 24 text booklet
Text Lotta Lotass and Leif Sandberg
Design Joao Linneu
First edition 2018 – 450 copies
Published by Skreid Publishing
Price SEK 340
For book in English
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SEK 340 + freight Sweden
€33 + freight World
Bundle Beyond the Mirror + Ending SEK 620 + freight Sweden (list price SEK 730)
Bundle Beyond the Mirror + Ending €60 + freight World (list price €73)
Beyond the Mirror begins where Ending ends
Leif Sandberg’s internationally critically acclaimed book Ending (see below), published in 2017, deals with panic attacs and aging and was materialized after a cancer treatment. If Ending resides before death and in its vicinity, Beyond the Mirror passes on to the other side of death. A journey in untouched land, with its starting point in Ending. With images of real things, the imagination helps to enter new worlds, as its told by Leif Sandberg in the book, “I want to travel in the crossroads between reality and fiction”.
The picture material has partially emerged during hikes at the Camino Santiago de Compostela. “The tranquility and the well-being of hiking has opened my mind for thoughts and extraterrestrial experiences that have penetrated the pictures and enriched the reality we see with our eyes.”
At the time of the project, Leif Sandberg scanned old negatives and his father’s holiday pictures from his archive. He found images of deserted landscapes that conveyed an uncertainty about where you are and became part of the depicted fragility of our existence. The project itself developed into worlds beyond what we see, “beyond the mirror”.
”These images are both hauntingly beautiful and eerily unsettling, evoking the irrational fear of the unknown that is ingrained within us all while simultaneously sparking a sense of curiosity.” ”For those on the existential side of life, this book is an absolute must-have.”
Thomas MacDonald at MUSÉE Magazine.
See also Photographic Alphabet.
Beyond the Mirror is presented at Lenscratch.
Reviewed by Peter Lindhorst in printed magazine “Zeitung für Fotografie Nr. 5/19” by Photonews.
Beyond the Mirror Collector’s Edition
Beyond the Mirror Collector’s Edition consist of the original book (Swedish edition) coming in a slipcase with a portfolio with five 12 x 17 cm signed original inkjet prints in an Edition of 15 + 3 AP. Price SEK 2 500. An English edition of 20 + 2 AP is available at https://void.photo/store
SEK 2 500 + freight Sweden
€240 + freight World
The following images are the photographs contained in the Swedish Beyond the Mirror Collector’s Edition
Hard linnen cover
Size 24 x 30 mm
Text Bob Hansson
Design Lasse Burell / Hans Malm
Languge English / Swedish
First edition 2017 – 500 copies
Published by Bœcker Books
Price SEK 390 / €40
SEK 390 + freight Sweden
€40 + freight World
Ending is Leif Sandberg’s story of receiving news of a life threatening disease and of dealing with the ageing process. Leif Sandberg has created an oeuvre that is urgent both with regard to content and the medium itself. The photobook Ending is Leif Sandberg’s debut. Ending also features a poem by Bob Hansson inspired by the images.
“This book is incredibly well designed. It has a pace and flow that is both intriguing and riveting. The sequencing is impeccable and there never seems to be a dull moment throughout the book. Most importantly the images don’t pretend to have any direct answers to the reader. In fact, after reading the book one may find that they have more questions than when they began the book.”
Forrest Soper, Photo-Eye.
“The images are not grim, they are opposing. They appose the inevitable. They express what it means to understand the value of life and its continuance. Leif has cheated the boney grip and is celebrating the severed tentacles whishing to charge him with a sentence of entropy’s gain. This book is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
”Brad Feuerhelm, American Suburb X.
“The images inside have an almost cinematic feel to them. Sandberg’s fondness for the arts is apparent. For me Bosch, Bacon, Bergman, Lynch, all come to mind. Nightmarish, surrealistic scenes.”
Robin Titchener Photobookstore Magazine.
“Liberally using multiple exposures, blur and other manipulations, Sandberg has gone beyond the literal in his images and deliberately moved into realm of the metaphorical, where his expressive compositions act like stand-ins for his various emotional states.”
Loring Knoblauch, Collector Daily.
Nominated to Kassel Photobook Award 2017, the experts selection.
Selected photobook of 2017 by Photobookstore UK.
Lenculture 2017, 25 Favourites Selections.
Five selections on Schellekens meta-list 2017
Ending Special Collector's Edition
Ending in a box with embossed cover and a fine art print 19×27 cm, in an edition of 3 x 15 +2 AP.