Meloni Meloni (Signed)

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Johansson & Jansson, 2020. Edition of 750 copies.
Cloth bound handcover with two tipped in images, 170 x 240 mm, 192 pp., 119 b/w illustrations. Photographs by Gerry Johansson. Text by Gerry Johansson (English, Italian, Swedish). Design based on Henryk Nygren's design for America, 1998.

My work with Meloni Meloni began in 2014. As usual it was a happy circumstance that got me started. I was in Ravenna on a commission for Osservatorio Fotografico. One day I drove the little road between Classe and Lido Dante, just outside Ravenna.  In the corner of my eye I saw a sign with the text Meloni Meloni. What a wonderful sign! My thoughts went to words like melody and melancholy. I immediately got in a very good mood, parked my car and started walking along the road Via Bosca.

A short little road, maybe 4-5 kilometers long. A fairly typical Italian road on the border between the suburb and the countryside. But of course very interesting when you're in a happy mood. Over the years I have returned several times. The book has four chapters, one for each year I photographed and in each year the walks begins at the sign.


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