artist books with photography

For an upcoming artist book, I have been taking B&W photographs of bridges and stairways that are part of my neighborhood. Transposing oneself from one reality to another – a commonplace in an immigrant’s life.

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These are pages from “Lightweight”, a sculpted limp-vellum book with a few RC-photos tipped in.

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Sculpted page by page, this book embodies a beam. Its content speaks of ways to cope with a world in which the elements of balance that matters most are intangible: situations with as much surface tension as a soap bubble; variations of minds throughout seasonal fluctuations of daylight; the percentage of madness within genius and vice-verse. It uses hand-set type, photographs and drawings to illustrate the effort of holding under one’s fingertips the elusive body of human relations.

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2015,

printed in an edition of 21, to be bound upon request.

Each commission will be personalized (more info)

 

 

 

This is “Pathern”,

my analogue way of internalizing the internet scroll format.

 

2009, 8×8 inches (closed), made in an edition of 101. Materials: Arches paper, wire; Medium: letterpress, stencils, tipped-in RC photographs (more info)

 

 

This one was my first unique artist book,

Caxixis-New York:

a parallel between street fairs in

New York City and a remote small

town in northeast Brazil.

 

 

I had a solo photography show at home in Bahia. This book was a companion piece.
I had a solo photography show at home in Bahia. This book was a companion piece.
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The hand of the maker sure shows: the original 35mm images were acrylic-medium-transfered to the pages. It is a low-tech process that involves vast amounts of rubbing. And a few of the images were silk-screened.

I have no bindery in Brazil, this book was entirely made in my mother's kitchen using whatever materials I could get around.
I have no bindery in Brazil; this book was bound in my mother’s kitchen using whatever materials I could find around. Mixed media, 12 x 9, 2003.

 

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