May 26, 2017 | By Samuel Trotman
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Feb 20, 2014
Norwegian-based jeans brand Livid Jeans and Norwegian photographer Ole A. Ekker collaborate once again on the second edition of their ongoing project, Denimbook.
The first page of Fades of Indigo, the collaborative book between Livid Jeans founder Jens Olav Dankertsen and Norwegian photographer Ole A. Ekker states “There is great great beauty in combining crafts because they’re able to bring forth what may be left unsaid when standing alone.” And this is exactly what the pair set out to do when launching their debut Denimbook back in 2012. Made to capture the strong bonds between people and denim and to tell their stories through a variety of stunning pictures, the book showcases the honest and passionate approach both Jens and Ole demonstrate towards their respective crafts. Not made as a tool of marketing but as an artistic piece that the pair hope will “inspire both themselves and other to keep doing what they love the most” the collaboration is built on the idea of helping each other ride to the top.
The second edition sees to due head to the wild outdoors setting of the famous Trollstigen mountains in the western part of Norway. Showcasing Jens incredible handcrafted Livid garments through Ekker’s stylized lens, the 115 page release is packed with glossy images as well as informative text from both parties on their stories, profiles and inspirations as well as geeky details on fabrics, raw denim care guides and a beautiful hall of fades portrait gallery of friends and customers of Livid with their jeans. Definitely one for denim collectors, the magazine can be picked up from Livid’s online shop, or you can take a browse digitally here.
Below are just a few of the many stunning images you’ll find throughout the release.
As photographer Ole A. Ekker states in his profile “The pictures in the book have a strong connection to 19th-century German Romantic landscape painters.
The cover is directly inspired by Casper David Friedrich’s “Wanderer above the sea fog“.
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