After his comprehensive monograph, published 2008 by Steidl (long time sold out and very much sought after), Signs and traces is the next substantial book on Gunnar Smoliansky. With predominantly unpublished images full of poetry. Almost until today he went daily in his darkroom printing incessantly from his big inventory of negatives.
That he has printed many of Christer Strömholm’s best images shows his outstanding quality as a printer. But in contrast to Strömholm, who spent a lot of time in the transvestite night life, Gunnar mainly photographed the little things of life. With never ending curiosity and phantasy. Subjects most of the people would pass by heedlessly. Traces of the human being, without showing the people in the images of this book. In the streets and in the nature.