Copyright 2014 Guilherme Gerais
Photographer: Guilherme Gerais (born & resides Londrina, Brazil)
Illustrations: Arthur Durate
Publisher: Self-published, Avalanche
Without captions, essay or pagination
Text: English & Portuguese
Hardcover book with sewn binding and an integral stiff cover book that is saddle stich & glued inside back cover, with poster, four-color lithography, printed in Brazil (Midiograf)
Photobook designer: Guilherme Gerais
Notes: The book is an enigma, from start to finish. The black and white photographs are very ambiguous, hinting at a landscape that might be found on Earth, or perhaps elsewhere, providing many options to construct a narrative. At times it seems the book is bordering on too many options as to confound the reader. I felt a push-pull tension; as the landscape and accompanying illustrations was a mix of the familiar yet still foreign and leaving me unbalanced. As such this is a bold body of work, very complex and layered.
This is awesome, can I get one?
The book is available here: http://www.guilhermegerais.com/SHOP