by Bertil Nilsson
Canalside Books, 2011. In English and French. 140 pages, 92 b/w photos, 29x25 cm, hard cover, duotone offset.
Swedish-born photographer Bertil Nilsson worked for 5 years with circus artists throughout Europe and North America to explore and document contemporary circus from a new perspective. This book is the result of Bertil's collaboration with 47 circus artists.
The black and white images of the performers, all naked, working on their skills in training spaces, are accompanied by an essay by writer and curator Laura Noble and a foreword by acclaimed circus creator Daniele Finzi Pasca. The project represents a unique unseen view of the circus community, exploring a multitude of acrobatic and aerial disciplines through a common visual thread.http://www.bertil.uk/