Monday, July 18, 2011

I Thought You Knew Where All of the Elephants Lie Down.

I Thought You Knew Where All of the Elephants Lie Down. Photographs by André Princípe. Pierre von Kleist Editions, 2010. 48pp., illustrated throughout, 23,5 x 34cm. Images from photo-eye. Limited edition of 300 copies.

Book description:

"In his second book designed as a classical music score, Príncipe continues his exploration of photography as a way of knowing reality.

The book has a strong narrative feeling, with two distinctive parts; a very precise sequence of images of girls and animals is followed by a hazy, dreamlike worldview.

With its Leonard Cohen line title, 'I thought you knew where all of the elephants lie down' is an existentialist travelogue that defies the idea that there are pots of gold at the end of the rainbow.

André Principe (Porto, 1976) Studied Psychology, Photography and Film. Has been exhibiting regularly since 2004.

Published his first book 'Tunnels', at Booth-Clibborn edtions, London 2005. 'Smell of Tiger precedes Tiger' will come out in 2010, with Journal.

His first film, 'Before the Ghost House' was produced by Som & Fúria. 'Traces of a diary', co-directed with Marco Martins, with Nobuyoshi Araki, Daido Moriyama, etc, had its world premiére in Indie Lisboa 2010."

A limited edition of this book is available. It's limited to an edition of 30, signed and numbered, and includes an original inkjet print measuring 20x30 cm.

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