Last week I published a post about my visit to Christer Stömholm’s
exhibition in Helsingborg at Dunkers Kulturhus, Post Scriptum – “art’s enemy is ignorance”
At the exhibition they showed a documentary about Christer done by his son Joakim, through watching that film I found out that there was published a book about Christer’s words of wisdom, every day he wrote down short sentences on envelops that he later divided into 32 categories, which was his way to keep a diary.
Through the film I also fell in love with Christer … a remarkable visionary and artist.
So back home I started to look for the little book, not to be found in regular bookstores – and I found at an antiquarian website and today I received the book. It cost me 275 SEK/42$.
On the back of the book there is some “after words” by Timo Sundberg¨, Swedish author & film producer.
Christer Ström Holm (born 1918) is one of the biggest Swedish photographers.
Through the years he has gained wisdom.
Some bears his unmistakable stamp. Second, he has stolen, intercepted or adopted. These wise words about images and creation is sometimes indigestible humorous. Together, the wise words a friendly exhortation to the reader’s sense of humor, ingenuity and seriousness.
Christer Strömberg – CHR, died in in 2002 and the book was published in 1997.
So I have now decided to publish one of Christer’s quotes, now and then – and today I will share with you the qoute on the first page in his book.
“Where does something really start”
Isn’t it a great question????? Where is the beginning on something ????
I truly hope you will enjoy his humor, thougts and wisdom.