Hot off the press! The first bound book by Swedish fashion photographer Jörgen Ringstrand (1967) will be released just in time for Easter. The book features portraits of the most popular contemporary male models such as Tyson Ballou, Paolo Anchisi, Marcel Castenmiller, Sean O´Pry or Ben Hill, David Agbodji. Eye-candy for anyone who is either into men or fashion (or both).
Raised in Malmö, Jörgen constructed his first Camera Obscura at the tender age of 12 and his passion for photography would never cease to grow. He is inspired by photojournalism and Koudelka, Sebastian Salgado as well as the Magnum photographers. He created documentary series in Copenhagen and Berlin and presented his first solo exhibition at the just 16 years of age.
He published his own art magazine with a focus on photography for four years, before he dedicated his time to studying psychology at the University of Lund. A trip to Berlin ignited his interest in Russian poets such as Mayakovsky and Rodtjenko; he studied art and typography under Carl Fredrik Hultenheim.
His documentary style, often influenced by the rough approach of street art, infuses his works with a distinctive emotional undertone. He has photographed for magazines such as L’Uomo Vogue, LA Times or Vs and portrayed the likes of Jeremy Renner, Amber Heard, director Tomas Alfredson or Robyn. Most recently, he photographed Bill Skarsgård from Sweden, who was just awarded the newcomer laurels at the Berlinale Festival and stars in this year's 'Anna Karenina' alongside Keira Knightley.
Jörgen is the co-founder of the ITEM design studio, which he runs together with graphic designer Tinka Luiga. By the way, Tinka also created the artwork for 'Faces of Men'.
Who else you can look forward to encountering in 'Faces of Men'? Garett Neff, Josh Beech, Marcel Castenmiller, Isaac Weber, Paolo Anchisi ,Kim Dall`Armi, Ollie Edwards, Reid Prebenda, Tyson Ballou, Miles Mc Millan, David Agbodji, Ryan Kennedy, Jacques Naude, Sean O´Pry, Taylor Fuchs, Tyler Riggs, Ben Hill, Benoni Loos, Oskar Tranum, Matvey Lykov, Mark Cox, Clement Chabernaud, Thomas Aoustet, William Eustace, RJ Rogenski, Ian O’Brien, Charlie France, Vladimir Ivanov, Willy Cartier, Patrick Petitjean.
Book signing: April 4, 2012, 6-8 p.m.
255 Centre Street, New York, NY 10013