Title: Chasing Summer: Journey from a Global Motorcycle Journey
Photographer: Ingvar Kenne
Essay by Paul Theroux
Date of publication: 2004
Place of publication: South Korea
Dimensions of book: 225 x 260mm
Edition size: 1500
Number of pages: 102
Number of images: 82
Cover, Type of binding: Hardcover linen cover with tip on image.
Type of printing: Offset
Type of paper: 180gsm, matte coated paper.
Printer: Samhwa Printing Co., Seoul, Korea.
Publisher: Bird Press, Australia
Publication designer: Jonnie Vigar / Ingvar Kenne
Publication editor: Ingvar Kenne / Jonnie Vigar
Retail price: AUS $60
Summary of project: An essay by Paul Theroux, meditating on the travelling self, is the introductory text to Chasing Summer. This book maps a two-year journey in which the photographer set out westward from his hometown in Sweden on motorcycle, later to ride back via east to the same point.
The cultural displacement achieved – nomadic, watchful, seeking – is both a liberation and a luxury. The visual documentation are a series of individuals portrayed in their immediate context, as well as observational suggestions of a sense of place. Presentation is almost taxonomic in its format, which render a frank quality in the subjects relationship to the camera.