from Festa do Divino book project, pursuing funding to print - 1500 copy industrial print-run, 50 copy hand bound edition. 43 photographs, book prototype designed, printed and bound at home.
Prototype for “Festa do Divino” book, currently pursuing funding to print - both industrial run of 1500 copies and 50 copy hand bound edition.
from Gibraltar book project, inspired by Dante’s Divine Comedy, Fernando Pessoa and Samuel R. Delany’s Dhalgren.
Some, not all of these images were captured with the 2 megapixel camera embedded in my phone. Its unique characteristics (i.e. supreme cruddiness) led to the creation of new techniques that look back to the tradition of photogravure, specifically Paul Strand.
“At the moment when Elstir suggested I go with him and be introduced to Albertine, who was sitting a little way away, I finished a coffee éclair and inquired with interest of an old gentleman, whom I had just met, and to whom I saw fit to offer the rose he had admired in my buttonhole, about certain agricultural shows in Normandy. This is not to say that the introduction that followed gave me no pleasure, or that it did not have a character of some gravity in my eyes. The pleasure, of course, I did not experience till a little later, back at the hotel, when, having been alone for a while, I was myself again. Pleasures are like photographs: in the presence of the person we love, we take only negatives, which we develop later, at home, when we have at our disposal once more our inner darkroom, the door of which it is strictly forbidden to open while others are present.” Marcel Proust, In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower
Damn Laser Vampires (2010)