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Look, I'm wearing all the colours / Rikard Österlund.

  • Osterlund, Rikard
  • Books

About this work


"Look, I'm wearing all the colours is an intimate visual exploration of a relationship lived with invisible illness as a third person. It explores my journey as both husband and photographer trying to understand my wife’s illness, but ultimately it is love letter to my wife. It was made using photographs taken over a 13 year period. Taking these photographs allowed me to look back and reflect on our life within and around Zara’s conditions, and captures how I cope with them as a husband. The sequencing of the book takes the reader into our world and through the rollercoaster of emotions using a range of photographic approaches, including portraits, still life and snapshots. I started photographing Zara when we first met. Images of nights out, eating and kissing were soon joined by images of flare ups and hospital visits. She has fibromyalgia and hypermobility - conditions causing constant pain and which lead to life often feeling like it lacks cohesion and order. They join us as silent partners in our relationship with each other, and our wider world."--Statement provided by artist.


[United Kingdom] : Ampigt Förlag, 2018.

Physical description

114 unnumbered pages : illustrations, portraits (chiefly colour) ; 26 cm


First edition - 500 copies. Special edition of 10 signed and numbered copies with three giclee prints.


"This book is dedicated to anyone living with an invisible illness."--Page [116]
"The book was funded thanks to overwhelming support on Kickstarter in May 2018."--Provided by artist.


  • English

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  • 9781916447301
  • 1916447309