Ingvar Kenne’s CHASING SUMMER: JOURNAL FROM A GLOBAL MOTORCYCLE JOURNEY is now part of the Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive


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

Language: English

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

ISBN: 0-9756-7600-8

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.