Londres e Self, review por Mary Clare Butler na JAB#37
Londres is an 8 page unbound accordion book housed in a small folder. A paragraph on the cover in Portuguese and English introduces the succeeding image sequence. Each page features one digitally printed photograph, positioned statically on the spread. The images address the "migratory flux" of urban space. Formal relations ships across the spread unite individualist portraits with universal architectural environments. Through color, form and composition, the artist weaves in and out of a personal experience of the city.
Placed in small brown folder, Self is a saddle-stitched pamphlet of portraits. The questions posed by the project are presented on the pamphlets cover. Through portrait photography and image sequencing within the book, the artist highlights the difference in appearance in each of his subjects. The digitally printed photographs are positioned on the recto of each spread with ample white space. These breaks encourage careful consideration of each image. Lighting and the subject´s expression dramatically influence the viewers "reading" of each person, reinforcing the subjectivity of the artist portraying another´s identity.