The dailiness of living is never that exotic. It is rather blinded by the familiar and filled with daily routines. The subjects that appealed to me were caught on the way to the subway or out jogging or when I dropped my children off at daycare. Then, only captured for later use, when the light, the season and the weather fit. Using a large format camera it could take a year before the memory of the moment and the shot were possible to unite. Should I not be attentive to the probable moment another year could pass.
During the ten plus years this project has progressed many things have happened, both in my own life and in the landscape. In the beginning I lived alone, now we are four. My partner, our two daughters and I. My address has moved around to different residencies in the other southern boroughs of Stockholm such as Fruängen, Årsta and now Hammarbyhöjden. I have also lived a period in Tokyo’s Mukojima district. To photograph my surroundings close to home has now become an ingrained habit. I do it continually as part of my daily life.
– John Håkansson