Flesh is a book about homesickness and the longing to find familiarity in the unfamiliar. Inuuteq Storch hails from Greenland, whilst the work is made from time he spent living in New York, in the preface he says “I started finding images that represented familiarity in this unfamiliar place.” The book has 72 photographs which cross street photography with a more diaristic feeling.
The use of flash reminds us we are looking at the world through Storch’s lens his presence announced by the on camera flash looming on its subjects. The frames chaotic, bright and full of life. They are filled with details for the viewers to digest, leaving them overwhelmed. Using a snapshot aesthetic creates photographs that are visceral due to the imperfections that run through the frame. The soft focus, blur from camera shake all add to the authenticity presented in Storchs vision.
Storch has managed to create a personal NYC whilst avoiding the cliches that riddle the photography of those working in the big apple.
Flesh is a book that takes you through the world of Inuuteq Storch.
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