We are proud to present the seventh book from our publishing house Éditions du LIC and our second book dedicated to the work of a Scandinavian photographer. Flowers Shall Grow by Julie Pike presents a collection of seemingly innocent and playful images infused with a sense of melancholy and imbued with a subtle and coded symbolism. Bergmanesque figures are glimpsed deep within Norwegian forests, spied solitary beside dark waters or voyeuristically observed in sparse domestic interiors. Whatever the narrative components, the harsh Northern light of the fleeting Scandinavian sun is all pervasive.
A carefully curated collection of fictional fragments and stolen moments, reminiscent of stills from an unseen movie. Mise-en-scéne, tinged with sadness and quietly exuding loneliness and longing, hinting at a deeper undercurrent of angst as the photographer explores timeless Scandinavian themes such as death, the cycle of life and symbiosis with nature.
Follow the link to take a look at a small selection of pages from Flowers Shall Grow by Julie Pike from Éditions du LIC: