Matilde Søes Rasmussen – Unprofessional
Matilde Søes Rasmussen
Publisher Disko Bay
Printed by Narayana Press
28 x 21 cm, 240 pages, color, offset, case bound, hardcover
Edition of 600 copies.
Through photography and text, Gothenburg-based artist Matilde Søes Rasmussen explores her time as a professional model. Having spent ten years in this role, she now turns her attention to questioning its power structures, beauty ideals, and objectification. ‘Unprofessional’ is a hybrid book that moves between documentary and fiction, performance and life, wherein she uses her own body to investigate how these structures impact self-image and identity. It is an attempt to find meaning in a career as a model, as an ever-changing character, and as something that is constantly being assessed, bought, sold, and admired. Rasmussen has decided to photograph back.
About Disko Bay
Founded in 2018 by Stinus Duch, Disko Bay is an independent photobook publisher based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Focused on talented photographers and Fine Art photography and are dedicated to exploring the possibilities of photography on paper. Disko Bay works closely together with photographers, designers and print makers to curate and craft unique books in very limited print runs. Aiming to promote Danish photographers on the international scene of photography and in the world of photobooks. Disko Bay is the first publisher in Denmark to focus exclusively on this art genre.