Tattoos Hornets Fire: The Millennium Sweden/Photographs
Tattoos Hornets Fire: The Millenium Sweden presents a first-time pictorial dimension to the Sweden of Stieg Larsson's luminous novels. Stirring photography of the locations from Larsson's trilogy provides an ambiance of the entirety of this beautiful, intriguing, and widely unexplored country.
Here is a wonderful cultural excursion for the armchair traveler, a memento for the coffee table of the reader who has visited Sweden, and a first-time visual introduction for the soon-to-be traveler to Sweden to the places made so memorable and mesmerizing by Larsson's descriptions.
Makos and Solberg created this collection with the important collaboration and support of VisitSweden, the Swedish tourist board. Their compelling images created exclusively for this book appear with definitive VisitSweden explanations of the sites and their histories, a combination resulting in both a compelling read and a visual tour de force.
About the Authors:
Christopher Makos is a world-renowned photographer known for his work in portraiture whose work has been exhibited at galleries and museums worldwide, appeared in fifteen-authored books, and in magazines internationally. Some of his previous books include Exhibitionism, a collaboration on studies of the male nude with Calvin Klein (Glitterati, 2004); Equipose, unique portraiture of horses (Glitterati, 2005); and Warhol in Context, which visually chronicles his unique access to this major artist during the 70s, 80s, and 90s (powerHouse, 2007).
Paul Solberg was born in St. Paul, Minnesota. Before moving to NYC in 1996, he traveled widely and spent over a year studying anthropology in Cape Town, South Africa. Solberg's published books include Bloom (2005), Puppies Behind Bars (2006), Tyrants + Lederhosen (2010), Tattoos Hornets Fire (2012), and the upcoming Food Trucks LA (2013). Solberg's photographs have been published in Publisher's Weekly, CNN, Wall Street Journal - International Edition, Conde Nast Traveler, The Huffington Post, Le Figaro, La Lettre, and Interview Magazine. Solberg's work has been exhibited internationally in museums and galleries, including La Casa Encendida (Madrid), Subte (Montevideo), Galerie Catherine Houard (Paris), Galerie Sho Contemporary Art (Tokyo), Galerie Hiltawsky (Berlin), Christopher Henry Gallery (New York), and Karl Hutter Fine Art (LA)