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Lina Scheynius: My Photo Books

Lina Scheynius

Jean Boîte Éditions

11 books
806 pages
485 photographs
(280 colors / 205 B&W)
150 x 210 x 75 mm
First Edition of 1000
December 2019

Book 01 - Book 11 SET Edition

Lina Scheynius produces stunning shots of nudes, still life, and intimate self portraits. Raw sexuality and naked bodies punctuate her work, often depicting her close friends, lovers, and herself. Her photography captures quiet moments of intimacy and hidden beauty that would usually remain unseen by the outside world, as if ripped from the pages of her diary. At times luminous, then hazy – always intense and thought provoking – her work reads like poetry, inviting the audience to discover and be captivated by her motifs.

Her aesthetics convey undeniable truth, never shying away from vulnerability, revealing the delicate that deserves to be seen.

Taken between 1991 and 2018, these photographs offer us an unprecedented insight into the life of a 21st century woman. The one of Lina Scheynius, born in the 1980s, who photographed without respite with her film camera the scenes of her life, her friends, her loves - weaving infinite variations of landscapes, bodies and gestures that intertwine. Between 2007 and 2019 she organized this intimate archive into 11 self-published books, unveiling an internationally acclaimed work. Against the backdrop of social networks and the digital spillover of oneself, Lina Scheynius imposes a sensitivity of a rare intensity, accessible here for the first time in its entirety.

"These books. My sketchbooks or notebooks. The space where i feel completely free to show my photographs the way i want to show it. A place where i can try out and experiment. Sometimes fall, sometimes surprise myself. Each book a testament of where i was and who i was when i made it." - Lina Scheynius

Lina Scheynius lives in London. Born in 1981, she left Sweden at 19 to become a model. In 2002, she began the intimate and delicate photographic work that she pursues today. She works for magazines, regularly publishes photo books and has already had several major monographic exhibitions. In 2012, she was guest of honor at Die ZEIT, for a carte blanche every week for one year. In 2019 Jean Boîte Éditions publishes the complete box set which brings together all her photographic self published books from 2008 to today.

Recent solo exhibitions include: BODY, Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin (2019); Exhibition 04, Christophe Guye Galerie, Zurich (2017); Exhibition 03, Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokio (2014); Exhibition 02, MELK Gallery, Oslo (2014); Exhibition 01, Christophe Guye Galerie, Düsseldorf (2013); Solo show 01, The Last Tuesday Society, London (2010).

Her works have been exhibited at Centre de la Photographie Genève (2019); Fotografiska, Stockholm (2018); Kanuas Photo festival, Kaunas (2018); Unseen 2018, Amsterdam (2018); Somerset House, London (2017); Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg (2017); Base Milano (2016); Helmhaus, Zurich (2015); Deichtorhallen, Haus der Photographie, Hamburg (2015); Brandt Museum of Photographic Art, Odense (2015); MUSA, Vienna (2014); Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin (2013); Foam Museum, Amsterdam (2011); Galerie Philippe Chaume, Paris (2010).