Los Angeles based photographer and podcast host Ibarionex Perello, interviewed me for his now famous show The Candid Frame, on my Unexpected Photo Essay on Cortázar, his readers and Paris. The talk went on for around 45 minutes, about the project, photography and journalism. You can discover the stories behind some of the photos of the project, how the idea came about and the details of the upcoming Unexpected Book.
I encourage you to subscribe to the podcast and listen to his interviews of great and legendary photographers such as Mary Ellen Mark, Don Giannatti, Joel Meyerowitz, Chase Jarvis, Dan Winters, Natalie Dybisz, Joe McNally, Michael Freeman, Lindsay Adler, David H. Wells, and Dulce Pinzón, among many others. I have the chance to slide myself into this list.
If you have a chance check Ibarionex´s books: Chasing the Light: Improving Your Photography Using Available Light and 5D Mark III: From Snapshots to Great Shots. Of course, also take a look at his photography.
And if you like my work you can help me out to finance the project. Any small donation will help to get me closer of covering the costs of developing the images and get the book printed.
If you are in Paris, you can check the printed photos, come to the upcoming exhibition:
How to get there? RER B Cité universitaire or T3a (tramway) Cité universitaire
The exhibition will be up from November 17th to December 11th.
So what is this “Unexpected Photo Essay on Cortázar”?
The story is a series of portraits, taken in Paris, of friends and readers of Argentine writer Julio Cortázar.
Each of the 70 participants had to choose a passage of the book Hopscotch that mentions a place in Paris. I then took a portrait of them in the chosen site, and asked them to briefly explain why they preferred it over others.
Check its online version in this link.