Foreword by Gunn Elin Schmidt. Metropia is as much a sensibility as it is a topographically defined area. Temperatures, temperaments, expectations and spectacles are exaggerated in a densely packed can. Contemporary cities are sprawling, becoming conurbations. What frictions are generated by this culture of congestion where creation and destruction go hand in hand in this constant state of renewal? And is it only the surface undergoing renewal? It seems like the substructure is never far away. In the following pages you will find exceptionally designed environments and experiences that are idiosyncratic to Metropia, some in unconventional ways. If there is a unifying gesture in this eclectic spectrum then it is panache. Extreme panache. Catalysing this creative cauldron are fragments of truth, moments in time. Lines, surfaces, textures, light and colours. Where light and weather metamorphoses steel, glass, concrete and asphalt into that one frame. Please join in on this photographic journey made through modern cityscapes. Monochrome, squared reflections made from behind the lens of an iPhone 4. As you turn the pages, allow yourself to be free of life’s ordinary motivations. Be drawn by your instinct, send your gaze upwards, lower your eyes, have a look around. Let metropolis tighten its grip on you. You've probably seen it. Is it ugly or beautiful, or maybe both? Can you hear the silence? ... Preface by the author. Today, as never before, we mortals are producing enormous amounts of photographs that, in the majority of cases, will never leave the mobile they were taken with. Or at best, be uploaded to one of the so-called «social medias» where it will be consumed by an inconceivable amount of people in just a matter of seconds. They will rapidly reach a kind of immortality, until it is pushed down by the next news feed. Metropia was a child of chance; it was my discovery of the truly remarkable potential of iPhone as a perfectly capable photographic tool, and the very popular social media, Instagram. Metropia was growing in narrative with each posting. It was fun! I made friends and discovered a great community of talented photographers. Metropia has been my claim to produce photos with a mobile camera that can be used in printed media. Unfortunately, Metropia is no longer a project on Instagram because of my disagreeing with their TOS [Term of Service]. Ironically, Metropia now only exists in book format. Metropia; A journey through an oneiric megalopolis, where landmarks are vanishing in the memory of your dreams, or nightmares.