I love it when photographers plays with clichés like this and twist them around for their own purpose. Like his use of the rainbow, with the promise of this happy and magical world of joy at the end of it. The picture is unbelievable, with the sunlight, and yet the sense of thunderclouds on the horizon, with the dark bushes and the innocent child running in the field. I’m sure he saw it, the possible image, before he got his camera. He saw the grass and bushes and the child in the protective blanket. Everything in the image adds up to a wonderful, biblical, poetic comment on life maybe, or the age of innocence. And the child looks like it’s his own, so it seems to be true that these Nordic photographers are using people close to (...) The Nordic photography has a spirited, nude, happy, paradise imagery, with the intimate, close-to-home, metaphorical landscape and with Joakim Eskildsen right at the top of it.
The last image in our One Image series before summer is taken from the interview with picture editor Kathy Ryan from The New York Times Magazine for our seventh issue: Nordic Now.