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The Sweet Life complete set is comprised of Life is Elsewhere, A Proposition for Departure & Look It’s Getting Sunny Outside. Each publication in the set is editioned to the same number out of the original 600 copies printed for each.

Life is Elsewhere

"It was in the summer of 1999 when my mother was diagnosed with an acute case of Paranoid Schizophrenia. I was 17 then. The doctors, in retrospect, had said that she had already started developing the symptoms many years prior to that. Symptoms that nobody had noticed. But it was the break up with my father that caused her condition to suddenly come alive and then deteriorate. Over the years, the walls of our home started to peel off, people had stopped coming to our home because my mother was too scared to let anybody in and all that remained were the traces of a life that no longer existed. Our initial years were spent hiding from the world. Hers out of paranoia and mine out of embarrassment and anger at who she had become. But after all these years I’ve realized that my mother had never stopped loving me. Today as I look back, I realize who I am, what I feel, see and think, is connected to my relationship with my mother in a way stronger than I know. And in this work, I hope I am able to connect the relationship that I’ve had with my mother with the rest of my life.

Life is Elsewhere is a journal of my life, my family, my love, my friends, my travels, my sheer need to experience all that is about to disappear and so in a way I’m attempting to connect my own life with the world that I see with a hope to find my reality in it. Life is Elsewhere is a book of contradictions and of doubts and understandings and of laughter and forgetting in which I am trying to constantly question myself by simply documenting the broken fragments of my life which might seem completely disconnected to one another on their own. But I hope that in time I am able to piece together this wonderful jigsaw puzzle called life. And this journey will perhaps lead to reconciliation with my own life." — Sohrab Hura

Signed by Sohrab Hura. Numbered edition of 600.

A Proposition for Departure

This black-and-white notation book reads as an instructional guide for the artist, dictating sound extractions that Hura would create from a selection of his photographs. “I wanted to try and extract sounds that would reflect a state of being that I had felt at the time of making the image.” The 20-page pamphlet is filled with images on which the artist has hand-written measurements, directional cues, and other notes, including where he intended sound to peak, and not peak, according to the image. Even without sound, this book is a beautiful artform in itself, and offers a rare visual guide to Sohrab’s practice that is just as illuminating as it is thought-provoking.

Softcover, 20 pages

Signed by Sohrab Hura. Numbered edition of 600.

Look It's Getting Sunny Outside!!!

“Over the years when my mother’s condition started to improve I started to photograph at home more. Apart from my mother the focus of the photographs also included her dog Elsa who had been her sole companion at home for many years and also the house itself whose condition deteriorated or improved as my mother’s illness regressed or progressed. Her relationship with Elsa which had substituted intimate human contact as simple as touch or conversation all these years, had played a big part in my mother’s improvement. In February of 2014 Elsa died having grown old in her 13th year. That winter was a strange one because for the first time it had rained everyday and the sun wasn’t seen on most days. Towards the end my mother had even opened up to my father with whom she had separated almost 15 years ago. It was her separation with him that had triggered her illness in the first place.” – Sohrab Hura

Signed by Sohrab Hura. Numbered edition of 600.

Life is Elsewhere
  • Signed by Sohrab Hura
  • Edition of 600
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Self published (Ugly Dog)
  • Size: 9 x 6.5 in (22.9 x 16.5 cm)
  • Publication Year: 2015
  • ISBN: 9789351964155
A Proposition for Departure
  • Signed by Sohrab Hura
  • Edition of 600
  • Format: Softcover
  • Pages: 20
  • Size: 13.5 x 9 inches
  • Publisher: Self published (Ugly Dog)
  • Publication Year: 2017
Look It's Getting Sunny Outside!!!
  • Signed by Sohrab Hura
  • Edition of 600
  • Format: Hardback
  • Publisher: Self published (Ugly Dog)
  • Size: 9 x 6.5 in (22.9 x 16.5 cm)
  • Publication Year: 2018

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The Sweet Life complete set is comprised of Life is Elsewhere, A Proposition for Departure & Look It’s Getting Sunny Outside!!!. Each publication in the set is editioned to the same number out of the original 600 copies printed for each.


The Sweet Life complete set is comprised of Life is Elsewhere, A Proposition for Departure & Look It’s Getting Sunny Outside. Each publication in the set is editioned to the same number out of the original 600 copies printed for each.

Life is Elsewhere

"It was in the summer of 1999 when my mother was diagnosed with an acute case of Paranoid Schizophrenia. I was 17 then. The doctors, in retrospect, had said that she had already started developing the symptoms many years prior to that. Symptoms that nobody had noticed. But it was the break up with my father that caused her condition to suddenly come alive and then deteriorate. Over the years, the walls of our home started to peel off, people had stopped coming to our home because my mother was too scared to let anybody in and all that remained were the traces of a life that no longer existed. Our initial years were spent hiding from the world. Hers out of paranoia and mine out of embarrassment and anger at who she had become. But after all these years I’ve realized that my mother had never stopped loving me. Today as I look back, I realize who I am, what I feel, see and think, is connected to my relationship with my mother in a way stronger than I know. And in this work, I hope I am able to connect the relationship that I’ve had with my mother with the rest of my life.

Life is Elsewhere is a journal of my life, my family, my love, my friends, my travels, my sheer need to experience all that is about to disappear and so in a way I’m attempting to connect my own life with the world that I see with a hope to find my reality in it. Life is Elsewhere is a book of contradictions and of doubts and understandings and of laughter and forgetting in which I am trying to constantly question myself by simply documenting the broken fragments of my life which might seem completely disconnected to one another on their own. But I hope that in time I am able to piece together this wonderful jigsaw puzzle called life. And this journey will perhaps lead to reconciliation with my own life." — Sohrab Hura

Signed by Sohrab Hura. Numbered edition of 600.

A Proposition for Departure

This black-and-white notation book reads as an instructional guide for the artist, dictating sound extractions that Hura would create from a selection of his photographs. “I wanted to try and extract sounds that would reflect a state of being that I had felt at the time of making the image.” The 20-page pamphlet is filled with images on which the artist has hand-written measurements, directional cues, and other notes, including where he intended sound to peak, and not peak, according to the image. Even without sound, this book is a beautiful artform in itself, and offers a rare visual guide to Sohrab’s practice that is just as illuminating as it is thought-provoking.

Softcover, 20 pages

Signed by Sohrab Hura. Numbered edition of 600.

Look It's Getting Sunny Outside!!!

“Over the years when my mother’s condition started to improve I started to photograph at home more. Apart from my mother the focus of the photographs also included her dog Elsa who had been her sole companion at home for many years and also the house itself whose condition deteriorated or improved as my mother’s illness regressed or progressed. Her relationship with Elsa which had substituted intimate human contact as simple as touch or conversation all these years, had played a big part in my mother’s improvement. In February of 2014 Elsa died having grown old in her 13th year. That winter was a strange one because for the first time it had rained everyday and the sun wasn’t seen on most days. Towards the end my mother had even opened up to my father with whom she had separated almost 15 years ago. It was her separation with him that had triggered her illness in the first place.” – Sohrab Hura

Signed by Sohrab Hura. Numbered edition of 600.

Life is Elsewhere
  • Signed by Sohrab Hura
  • Edition of 600
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Self published (Ugly Dog)
  • Size: 9 x 6.5 in (22.9 x 16.5 cm)
  • Publication Year: 2015
  • ISBN: 9789351964155
A Proposition for Departure
  • Signed by Sohrab Hura
  • Edition of 600
  • Format: Softcover
  • Pages: 20
  • Size: 13.5 x 9 inches
  • Publisher: Self published (Ugly Dog)
  • Publication Year: 2017
Look It's Getting Sunny Outside!!!
  • Signed by Sohrab Hura
  • Edition of 600
  • Format: Hardback
  • Publisher: Self published (Ugly Dog)
  • Size: 9 x 6.5 in (22.9 x 16.5 cm)
  • Publication Year: 2018

The Magnum Shop usually ships orders at least three times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. To calculate shipping please go to your Cart.

International Orders:
Please note that if you choose First Class International for orders up to 4lbs or up to $400, delivery can take up to 30 days and tracking may not be available for your country.

If you choose Priority Mail International for your order delivery usually takes between 6 to 10 days depending on your country. Tracking will always be available.

If you prefer a different shipping method or an alternative shipping company, please email shop@magnumphotos.com. All shipments are insured.