Magnus Cederlund, Intime, Journal (2020)
BOOK |"In 2012 the Swede Magnus Cederlund, who has lived in Copenhagen for more than thirty years, began photographing the Café Intime with the idea of making a book. His choice was not surprising if we know, that he started taking pictures after getting to know Anders Petersen's work, Café Lehmitz. Petersen, also Swedish, immersed himself for four years in the nights of a Hamburg bar, where sailors, prostitutes, transvestites, and people on the sidelines danced, played pinball, and loved each other. In 1978 his book, in black and white, was welcomed as a radical change in documentary photography and a new way to talk about themes. Since then the book inspired many photographers. Cederlund has worked as a social worker for more than fifteen years and has dedicated his first work, SKIN CLOSE to street characters, drug addicts, alcoholics, the marginalized (such as the mentally ill and the disabled). He has photographed them for ten years very closely, without judging or falling into easy emotion. For him, it was evident that the human element, exchange, a certain form of sharing with his subjects, should be at the center of his work. / Christian Caujolle at Italian weekly magazine Internazionale reviews INTIME.
Artist about the BOOK | My book INTIME is composed of portraits of my friends from my favorite bar Cafe Intime In Copenhagen. Intime is a 100 years old gay-friendly place with live music. I have been coming there as a regular for the past 7 years. From the start of the project I knew I was going to make a photobook.
BIO | Magnus Cederlund born in Stockholm and living in Copenhagen for more than 30 years. Magnus Cederlund has portrayed people living on the edge. From the intimacy of the situations, the confidential gestures, and the direct gaze of the persons being portrayed, his working method becomes present – he takes the time it takes to get to know the people in front of his camera, they trust him and he cares about them. magnuscederlund.com