Finnish artist Henrik Malmström (b.1983) currently lives and works in Buenos Aires, Argentina. His work is often the result of the interaction with his immediate surroundings.
In 2010 he self-published On Borrowed Time, his first book of photographs. In the same year, he moved to Hamburg, Germany, where he developed and completed the book trilogy; A Minor Wrongdoing, Life is One Live it Well and OK Cloth Shop, published by Kominek Books in 2015 and 2018 respectively.
In 2015 he founded Vaciarte, a platform that tries to generate, question and promote visual culture in the city of Buenos Aires.
Garbage Systems is a photographic investigation that focuses on the objects that
the urban recyclers of the City of Buenos Aires use to support the lids
of the new garbage containers, in an attempt to obtain materials that they later
will bring to recycling centers.
Through these objects, the series shows a new nocturnal landscape characteristic of the city.
A landscape that speaks as much of those who get rid of the garbage, as of those who
are dedicated to the collection, classification, and sale as merchandise of it.
The images seek to metaphorically portray new forms of life and a social relationship
through the things found in the black containers that populate the streets of the city.
SED is an argentinian publishing house with specific focus on the enigmatic characteristics of the photographical image and its mutilple possibilities of discourse.