The Last of the Lucky / You Can’t Always Get What You Want
|AUTHORS Klara Källström Thobias Fäldt Johannes Wahlström||DESIGN 1:2:3||PRICE €35 + shipping(€8)||
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The Last of the Lucky / You Can't Always Get What You Want
In the spring of 2014, Klara Källström and Thobias Fäldt travelled from the US to Cuba in the spirit of visiting the country before it would change. They had brought along analogue camera film that they feared was damaged by the x-rays of the security controls, so they went searching for new film.
In the streets of Havana, they accidentally ran into one of Fidel Castro’s former private photographers. He took them to a camera shop, where despite the general lack of photographic equipment in the city, there were three rolls of film bearing the inscription “Lucky”. The salesman handed over the rolls and said: “These are the last rolls of Cuba.”
In march of 2016 US president Obama visited Cuba and Havana would witness a free concert by the rock band The Rolling Stones. The concert, featuring the 1969 hit song “You Can’t Always Get What You Want”, was, some were convinced, the symbolic concert of change in the Americas.
Meanwhile, a little known senator from the state of Vermont in the United States took the lead in opinion polls for the presidential nomination to the governing
the US Democratic Party, and at the same time the main candidate for the Republican Party, seemed to be losing the nomination against a real-estate tycoon known for promoting US financial protectionism and political isolationism.
With cruise liners once again mooring the Havana harbor, US artists gearing up for further concerts, and US airlines taking flight reservations to the Island, the American spring seemed to bring much anticipated change to the Western hemisphere.
In the spring of 2016, author turned couch photographer, Johannes Wahlström set out to document the change manifesting itself in messages sent over the US social network Twitter leading up to the US presidential elections later that year.
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Photographs and editing by Klara Källström & Thobias Fäldt
Text and research by Johannes Wahlström
Design by 1:2:3
64 pages with 32 color plates
& 120 pages with 101 Tweets
29.7 x 41.7 cm
& 14.8 x 22 cm
Full color UV offset
Soft covers and craft paper case with silkscreen printing
Unstapled & stapled