Pedro Ramos — Ilha
The photographs in this book could simply function as a love letter to a semi-utopian locale, but above all delve into insularity and some of its underlying characteristics: isolation as privilege/disadvantage; isolation itself and man’s interaction with nature and its subsequent destruction.
This body of work is unable to hide the polarizing influence of an upbringing surrounded by an ocean. It is evident in the focus on color and form (both natural and man made), its direct tone and language offset only by subtle gestures towards involuntary architecture and still life.
The elliptical narrative seems to take the viewer back to the beginning repeatedly, avoiding the certainty of conclusion by highlighting the ambivalence of the photographic image according to its presentation.
Published by The Spring Press (USA)
72 pages / 32 colour plates, 6 black and white plates
21.6 cm x 27.9 cm Paperback
First Edition 500 copies
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