Wednesday, June 20, 2012

White Noise.

White Noise. By António Júlio Duarte. Pierre von Kleist Editions, 2011. 78 pp., illustrated throughout, 30x30xm. Images from here.

Book description:

"António Júlio Duarte has been photographing Casino’s lobbies in Macau for the last 10 years.

Shot at night, with a medium format camera and a flash, often in jetlagged mode, the lobbies became Duarte’s personal territory.

The absurd luxury of the places combined with the strangeness of the objects, and the absence of human presence, creates a strong dreamlike feeling.

We are led through a labyrinth, as if floating.

The work is, both an important document about the little seen reality of Casino’s in Macau today, and a very personal reflection about East and West, about how to relate to the world through photography."

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