Secret Lexicon
Project info

Secret Lexicon series documents the secret sign language created spontaneously by a group of 3 boys just for fun. With their secret language they could talk in the sly, reinforcing their sense of brotherhood and enhancing the bonding among them. I asked them to document their language, taking pictures of their signs.
They chose in autonomy the concepts to represent, the respective gestures and they gave to each word their very own definition. Each boy could dictate the significance that each word meant for him and all together they created a rich and singular vocabulary. Picture are taken with an analogue medium format camera. Therefore I took down from dictation the definition of the words.