All the items have finally arrived and the Unexpected Book will be finalized and distributed in a couple of weeks. You can still get a copy. There are only 100 units, each containing a different combination of images.
The book is part of a larger project I worked on for the past year, the “Unexpected Photo Essay on Cortázar, his readers and Paris”, a series of portraits, taken in Paris, of friends and readers of Argentine writer Julio Cortázar.
You can buy a copy using this link. Available in English, Spanish and French.
The Photo book in a few words:
This is not your ordinary photo book. Following the title of the project it is an Unexpected Book, a publication that converts the photos into objects with which the reader has to interact to see the images.
It consists of:
– Seven numbered envelopes and one stone are inside a book shaped cardboard box.
– The envelopes represent the hopscotch’s squares.
– Each envelope conceals a photo.
– The reader has to display them in a hopscotch format and then throw the stone to play and unveil the stories hidden within each envelope.
What is the “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.
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.