"The Swiss collects the work of Swedish photographer Christian Nilson, who has lived in Switzerland for more than ten years. During that time, he has travelled hundreds of miles throughout the country. Camera in hand he has captured countless people and places through his inimitable self-taught technique, which involves using flash to ensure every detail is perfectly visible. Nilson brings his perspective as an immigrant in Switzerland to a wide variety of subjects that show his love of his adopted country in all its conflicted complexity—the traditional and the innovative, the spectacular and the mundane. By turns pensive and humorous, Nilson’s photographic journey through Switzerland will be of interest to anyone who has called a new place home, while also introducing new audiences to one of the most exciting young voices in European photography.”
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What others said:
"A thoroughly enjoyable volume!“ Gerhard Clausing, ThePhotoBook
Ever since relocating to Switzerland in 2006, Swedish-born photographer Christian Nilson has been capturing the identity of his adopted homeland. He presents the people of the country he loves through a series of affectionate pictures, collected in his book The Swiss, published tomorrow by Scheidegger & Spiess. “When you live in lots of different places, as I’ve been doing, growing up, I’ve always found you try to make the country you live in your own… you try to relate,” he says. “The book is my way of trying to do this in pictures. I’m not trying to be ironic, it is really a place that I love. I want to show people my Switzerland – that it is more than luxury goods, chocolate and banking.”. The Observer
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"It’s an honest book from a foreign eye in a strange land and if you are interested in the insular culture of Switzerland with its impenetrable mountains and further impenetrable bank accounts, this is a great work.“ Brad Feuerhelm, American Suburb X
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