This is an industrial zone in Solna in northern Stockholm before it was demolished and remade into the Friends Arena, Mall of Scandinavia, glossy offices and posh housing. From start to finish it was a process of around five years. At least one year longer than planned due to a delayed construction start.
I worked nearby as the area was being emptied so there were plenty of opportunities to follow the transition. Of course it had enough qualities for Sunday excursions as well. From people who grew up in the area I got to learn that this spot was once a huge garbage dump. I've been searching for info and pics of this in the community archives but found nothing. Either it's something that evaded the archives or it's been mixed it up with two documented city dumps in Råsunda and Skytteholm.
photo_cameraOctober 2007 - May 2014
color_lensHasselblad 500c/m, Zeiss Planar 80 mm F/2.8, Zeiss Distagon 50 mm F/4, Zeiss Sonnar 250 mm F/5.6, Kodak Ektar 100, Kodak Porta 160NC, Kodak Porta 160VC, Fujifilm Reala 100. Imacon Flextight Photo. Holga 120S, Kodak Porta 160VC. Nikon AD3, Nikon F3, Nikkor 50 mm F/1.4, Various films ... Whew!
Seen here is my part of the Innan arenan, efter Råsunda exhibition at the Solna public library in Stockholm in spring 2013. The exhibition was developed in collaboration with the local heritage club (hembygdsförening) and Solna municipality (kommun).
All images were printed straight on to 5 mm Forex Smart® boards using a Roland LEJ UV-curing flatbed printer. The final result was very vivid and with great grain detail, without being overly saturated nor over-sharpened. Print sizes vary between 32 x 32 cm to 80 x 80 cm. Many thanks to the printshop Maxdialog in Bromma and curator Johanna Molvin at Solna kommun who made this exhibition possible.