High Up North as in “Sverige”; Way out East as in “Beijing”, that is. Viking-blooded photographer/slash/documentarian Hå/Hannes Knutsson-Hall daringly freezes individuals in everyday street settings.
Whereas his usual style of photographing us ordinary folk results in spontaneous yet highly constructed images — medigs the contradictory nature of his works — Knutsson-Hall all the while manages to preserve an aspect of performativity. The man does not dodge the looks from beyond the lens for fear of revealing his own photographing presence. Jag gillar din stil, Sir Knutsson-Hall!
This time around, the filmmaker turned his clicking fingers to music as he directed and edited the latest music video for electro band Anxt — set against the backdrop of Beijing’s very own droning soundtrack. The “106” video was edited, shot and directed by Knutsson-Hall in conjunction with Borderless.
Where Way Out West meets Way Out East. It’s trevlig.