"The concept of empiricism is very important in my way of working with photography. I come up with a theory about how a certain matter must be and then I use a kind of reverse science to make this theory come true. I make archives of hundreds of images and then start editing down the material until it confirms my theory. This method of working leads to extensive series of images. To gather evidence in support of a certain viewpoint is a central point in my work.
For example, the theory behind the series Woodland was very simple - that there is no system behind nature's design unless you wish for it be. I went into the woods in search for images that would dispel the notion of systematic design in nature. The result was a series of high contrast images of dense woodland, like line drawings, a riot of branches and harsh sunlight.
With Machina I continued on the theme of order and disorder, this time not in nature but in the stainless steel jungle of a nanotechnological research laboratory. My idea was that as something grows more complex it also moves closer to chaos. Logic turns to anarchy when there's too much of it. The scenes from Machina are in a way similar to the ones from Woodland in that the trees have the metallic appearance of machines and the laboratory equipment has a very organic structure" Text by Mårten Lange.
You can see a portfolio of Mårten Lange's work at http://www.milim.com/new-work.php
Mårten Lange lives and works in Gothenburg, Sweden. Education 2006-Fotohögskolan, Bachelor of Photography at Gothenburg University, Gothenburg, Sweden. 2004-2006 Fotoskolan i Gamleby, Commercial and Feature Photography, Gamleby, Sweden.
Books:2007 Machina, Farewell Books, ISBN 978-91-976888-2-6. 2007 Woodland, Farewell Books, ISBN 978-91-976888-0-2.
Published:2008 Libération #8364, excerpt from the Anomalies series. WON Magazine #2, excerpt from the Anomalies series. 2007 Tromb #0. Kasino A4 #6, excerpt from the Machina series. Swarta #1, excerpt from the 2015 series. Kasino A4 #5, excerpt from the Woodland series. 2006 Motiv #8, excerpt from the Anomalies series.
Selected Solo Exhibitions: 2007 Havet, Galleri Monitor, Gothenburg, Sweden. 2007 Machina, Stapelbäddsparken, Malmö, Sweden.
Selected Group Exhibitions: 2008 Festival Voies Off, Arles, France. Neverness Part I, Black & Blue Gallery, Sydney, Australia. Planket 2008, St. Johannesgatan, Malmö, Sweden. Neverness Part I, Right Angle Studios, Melbourne, Australia. Modes of Multiplication, Galerie Art & Essai, Rennes, France. Falska kopior, 100 advertising agency, Gothenburg, Sweden. Falska kopior, Maqs law firm, Gothenburg, Sweden. 2007 Carbon Copy Commodity, Bell-Roberts Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa. Festival Voies Off, Arles, France. Planket 2007, Vitabergsparken, Stockholm, Sweden. Fotohögskolan 25 year anniversary, Konsthallen, Gothenburg, Sweden. Vårutställning, Galleri Monitor, Gothenburg, Sweden. 2006 Kulturnatta, Galleri Monitor, Gothenburg, Sweden. Rorshachtestet, Galleri ETC, Stockholm, Sweden.
Millennium Images is pleased to announce that our Express High Res Download facility is now running on the web site. 90% of our images are now available for direct high res download. All you need to do is to log on, using your username (or email) and password, find the image you want, click on the thumbnail and follow the links for Express High Res Download. (If by chance the image you have selected isn't available as a high res on the site yet just press the link which says Request High Res and we will send it to you in the normal way.) Please do try out this facility. It really is very quick and easy.
If you are interested in buying reproduction rights to these pictures or would like to know more about the work of Mårten Lange please call Niall on +44 (0) 20 7794 9194 or mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org Millennium sells reproduction rights in contemporary photography and arranges commissions. We hold pictures by more than 400 photographers. You can visit our website and searchable database at:http://www.milim.com
Search our online image database now... there are hundreds of new images added every month.
We hope that our emails are of interest to you. If however you do not wish to receive them please send an email with Remove in the subject line to mailto:email@example.com
Millennium Images Ltd, 48 Belsize Square, London NW3 4HN, UK
T: +44 (0) 20 7794 9194
F: +44 (0) 20 7435 0133