"Gianluca La Bruna's photographs capture this peculiar contrast between dream and desperation. His pictures make me feel an anarchistic desire to look ahead, get dressed to kill, intoxicated and to let life be lived. The pictures summarize an era that believes in creative solutions and different lifestyles, still on the fringe of society but without the destructive will to remain there on the margins. In short, Malmö."
Extract from the foreword.
John Peter Nilsson (former director at Moderna Museet Malmö and now museum strategist at Moderna Museet in Stockholm)
"Swedish Publishing Prize 2021 Nominee"
"Speaking of literature, no book has been as good a substitute for the pandemic hell's that has canceled clubs concerts and festivals as Gianluca La Bruna's incomparable photo history from legendary Plan B in Malmö during the years 2015-2019. This is 100% my kind of music photo, where you plunge headlong into the pores of the musicians, and audience, with a photographer who knows what he wants to show, always completely present, far from the safe long shot from the back of the room (nice preface by John Peter Nilsson by the way).
These 200 pages smell like beer, sweat, smoke euphoria burnt pipes night morning love and moisture drips like along the sides.
Without a doubt, this piece is one of the most electric I have browsed - and where the photos often stand for themselves - regardless of who is portrayed - just like in all great art."