PhotoBook Week Aarhus – Page Turner Workshop

Jagten på Competas palmer // The hunt for the palm trees of Competa

A handmade photobook by Sille Juline Høgly Petersen, Copenhagen 2020

Editions: 10 + artist edition 750 kroner

Based on my own experiences, this is a closer look at the human tendency to chase the feeling of happiness, the feeling that something could be better – and therein perhaps a longing to feel the meaning of life, which is often contrasting, genuine and contains far more than the shade of the next palm tree.



Primary cover: Two cardboards with textile ribbon.

Secondary cover: Accordion with laser print on Clairefontaine Dune 100g/m2.

One fold out page 29,7 (h) x 21 (b) cm, laser printed on Clairefontaine Dune 100g/m2

Envelope with 6 photographic prints of pinhole photographs taken in Competa, Spain, summer 2018. Inkjet print on Hahnemühle FineArt Baryta Satin 300g/m2

Booklet with photographs from Competa, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Botanisk Have and my home at Amager taken from 2018-2020. 19 pages, page size 21 (h) x 15(b) cm, laser printed on Clairefontaine Dune 100g/m2

The texts are typewritten excerpts of factual texts about Competa, palms, palmistry, as well as personal reflections of inner travels and outer observations. Written on various types of paper.


Design, photographs, editing and copyright: Sille Juline Høgly Petersen/


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