It is amazing what you can do with an iPhone. Little did I know that my iPhone could serve as a sophisticated backup camera. One day I was standing in the flatlands south of Umea just 10 kilometers from my home. I saw a fantastic cloudy sky over the plains. I rushed to my car to retrieve my two analogue Nikons and my digital Canon Ixus 130 only to discover that I had left home without them. In my pocket was an Apple iPhone 4S. This photographic book shows that the mobile phone actually can deliver good quality photographs if you handles them right. The photographs are slightly enhanced with the app Google Snapseed, in the telephone. Nothing else has been done. At the same time this book shows a little part of the landscape of northern Sweden out by the coast of the Baltic Sea, just around the town of Umea, 670 kilometers north of Stockholm, and around 500 kilometers south of the polar circle.
PEPPE ARNINGE has been a freelance contract photographer for Scanpix Sweden (AP, AFP, Reuters, DPA and Corbis) since 1998. He also worked under contract with New York-based picture agency WpN between 2005 and 2009. Based in South East Asia, his single pictures and photographic stories have regularly been published in almost every newspaper in Scandinavia. He is a graduate of the University of Stockholm and holds degrees from Berghs School of Communications and the Swedish Institute of Film. JOHAN STIERNSPETZ has been a professional graphic designer, art director, illustrator and photographer since the early 1980s, specializing in logotypes and books. He was educated at RMI Berghs School of Advertising and Fine Arts and also holds degrees in interaction design and CCS programming. In mid 1980 he founded his own design studio, Talking Design. Since 2008 the Publicera Publishing Group, Ltd have used Talking Design as a partner. Johan also produces his own books under the Publicera logo.