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Faraway So Close
by Alex Llovet

THE PROJECT This is the diary of a journey. In 2009 I became a father. Overnight, and with no idea of what was in store, I saw my wife give birth to our first daughter. A deep love towards that tiny person slowly inundated my life. But the stronger the light, the darker are the shadows, and becoming a father sent me back to dark episodes of my own childhood. You cannot be a father without the memory of being a son, so five years later, I aim to fuse these two roles through photography in the search for my own identity: I go into the woods, sometimes alone, sometimes with my daughter, because that is where my memories lie, and where realities resonate as distant in time and space as they are near emotionally. And this exercise inevitably describes the limits between reality and fiction (like my pictures, some of them “found” and some “staged”), because the passing of time pushes the truth into forgetfulness and maximizes the imagination. BOOK DESCRIPTION Photo Book / 64 pages / 20 x 29.3 cm / offset / four-colour printing / sewn / hardcover / rustic bound with viewed threads, capped and protected with dyed black cold glue / cut edges stained with black aniline / texts in English and Spanish / edited by Silvia Omedes and Alex Llovet / design by Inés Casals / limited edition of 400 numbered and signed copies / self-published REVIEWS "This is a passionately personal book and that's all to the good. The simple images come from the heart, a place where I feel the best work usually comes from. There is no clever artifice here, just pictures that hum with promise." Harvey Benge - Read the post "His images are always quiet and serene but at the same time intriguing and expressive, inviting us to debate and discover the meanings of the scene. Alex’s images are multi-layered and every time we go back to them we will uncover hidden surprises." Analog Magazine - Read the interview "La brutalidad de traer a alguien a este mundo es lo que hace que se inicie en Alex la búsqueda de otra cosa: un viaje hacia la memoria a través del eco de su intimidad en la naturaleza. Un trabajo bellísimo y de una coherencia bestial, además de abierto y onírico." Silvia Omedes / Photographic Social Vision "Llovet es, sin duda, una clara referencia actual en la fotografía española, pues sabe cómo reflejar en ella un modo personal y único, lleno de poesía y lírica." Francisca Pageo / Détour - Ver artículo "Su relato propone en cada página un nuevo enigma o misterio que desvelar... es ésta una de sus aportaciones al relato poético y abre brecha sobre las posibilidades de crear y enlazar metáforas visuales tan certeras como latentes…" Llorenç Raich / IEFC "El objeto libro se convierte en este caso en un artefacto perfecto en cuanto a forma, concepto visual y contenido. Un libro que está desde ahora entre mis favoritos del 2016." Andrés Medina / Seeking Magazine - Ver artículo

Publisher: Selfpublished
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