Childhood and Memory in Simon Johansson's "The Young Ones"
“My father wakes me at three o’clock in the morning as agreed," writes Simon Johansson. "I’m not sure what’s most exciting, to be up watching TV in the middle of the night, or that man is landing on the moon. No matter which, the grainy black-and-white television image of Neil Armstrong in a space suit floating down the ladder has stuck on my retina. While man takes the giant leap, 380 439 kilometres from our living room, I take a small step to expand my very own universe.”
In Simon Johansson's third book, The Young Ones, he focuses on children and remembers his own childhood. Johansson is a freelance photographer and journalist/writer based in Stockholm, Sweden. The book is available via Journal.