The Special Edition of Book of Light is a completely handmade artist book with 15 original washi prints.
The book comes in a handmade box with a 20x29cm print on Mitsumata washi paper from the Awagami Factory, famous for their remarkable fine art papers. The thin washi papers used for the photographs look fragile, but in fact they are so strong and flexible, they can be glued in by hand in the booklet.
This way the photographs can cross seamless from one page to the other.
Nearly on my way @photobasel, who would have thought that 6 months ago? The FotoNostrum Gallery from Barcelona is presenting my work, I’m so thankful.
Self-Portrait Nr 6 will be there of course, being the Overall Winner of the 19th JMCA. Hand printed with a chine collé technique on 36gr green Kitakata @awagami paper in an edition of 3. The 23k gold chabin has been affixed on the washi paper flake by flake by me, which makes each print unique.
The making of these self-portraits for Book of Light, posing myself repeatedly in a space of light on a cold floor of the former Convitto Palmieri in Lecce, connected me profoundly to feelings I seem have locked somewhere inside my body, to fears that ebb and flow through me.
That space of light is a moment in time. It is not so much time as told by the clock, though naturally it is the sun creating and minutely altering the shape, revealing my body and casting shadows. That space of light is time as duration, it is time as experienced within us. It can stretch forever and cut short in an instant.
🙏Book of Light was developed during a residency @swatchartpeacehotel