About the Days ahead (2023), Kettler Publishing

In response to the first COVID-19 lockdown in spring 2020, photographer Ingmar Björn Nolting (*1995) set out on a road trip through Germany. His journey took him approximately 25,000 kilometers across the country over the course of a year. During these unconventional travels, Nolting captured a personal and comprehensive documentation of life during times of global crisis. His photo book “About the days ahead” reflects on a changing society, oscillating between collective isolation, fear, despair, and the unconditional desire for improvised normality in unprecedented times.

Nolting describes the photo project as confrontation therapy, his way of dealing with the powerlessness and anxiety that the pandemic triggered in him. Nolting's images are still and distanced. With reduced color and clear compositions, he photographed moments that go beyond the horror of the pandemic to tell of social interaction and the absurdity of everyday life. The interplay of these condensed moments creates a complex mosaic, a narrative about a changing society.

Hardcover bound with Swiss brochure
30x22,5 cm
128 pages
edition of 700

Publisher: Verlag Kettler
Design: Lea Szramek