“In The Car With R” is Rafał Milach latest book, which was designed by Ania Nalecka (Tapir Book Design) and published by Czytelnia Sztuki Gallery in an edition of 700, including 50 Special Edition copies. It has 4 optional covers and each book contains a poster. ”In The Car With R” won the “New York Photo Awards 2011” and “Photography Book Now 2011”, you can get a copy here.
The book has a very innovative and beautiful design and manages to arrange the different photo formats and texts skillfully. It definitely gives a very intimate feeling to it, which supports the story as a personal road diary.
Rafał Milach teamed up with the Icelandic writer Huldar Breiðfjörð, and together they took the highway #1, the only road surrounding Iceland and drove 1450km within 10 days.
“We didn’t care about either the volcanic eruption that took place few weeks earlier or the economical crisis that made Iceland bankrupt. It was a trip of a local with an outsider and we both tried to learn of this place on our own. And we both felt coming back with more questions than answers.” - Rafał Milach
“To do the Ring” is an Icelandic expression that generally refers to travels on Route #1, the highway that encircles the country. To travel this road is something that most Icelanders do at some point in their lives and some even prefer to do it every summer. The reasons for going are of course different but many people probably set out with the idea that on the way they’ll learn more about their fellow Icelanders and native beliefs; that they’ll see more of their country. However, traveling on the Ring Road is a risky business. On the way you might learn something about yourself or your family, regardless of whether they live close to the highway or share the car with you. A lot of journeys on the Ring Road have ended in divorce but as a result of others, babies have been born. And there is no guarantee that you’ll learn more about Iceland on the way. When it comes to traveling (and photography?), what you see matters less than the way you look at it. We did the Ring. In May of 2010, driving a green Opel Astra Station, 1994 model. And we were back on square one ten days and 1450 kilometers later.” - Text by Huldar Breiðfjörð
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