BOOK DESIGN
CANTIERE DELLE MARCHE
ANCONA
2019


In collaboration with Adrian Blanco and Barbara Ermeti

The book is part of a wider project, evolving from the marketing communication campaign developed for Cantiere delle Marche. The work revolves around the concept of journey, which is dissected into its components: a change of position (movement) across a given space (surface), having a given duration (time).

Explorer/photographer Adrian Blanco’s pictures, taken aboard a CdM ship, consist in a detailed exploration of surfaces as a place of passage. A journey, as a metaphor of the desire to discover and investigate our planet’s surface.

"What exactly is a surface? A surface is described as the outer face or exterior layer of something…, and honestly, I know that it could sound strange but photography and surfaces have a lot in common. A photo is indeed an exterior surface that represents an extraordinary moment, it shows the surface level of an experience.

Adrian Blanco

RHYTHM OF COMPOSITION

The book is made up of photographic sequences, and follows a threefold narrative register: aesthetical exploration (photo diptych), emotional exploration (narration of the author’s first hand experiences) and physical exploration (geographical description of the journey). The work aims at creating a nexus between the physical, geographical movement of the ship and the inward journey of the explorer/photographer, portraying the surface’s two sides: the aesthetic/visual and the abstract/reflective.

THE PHOTO DIPTYCH

The project is laid out as a collage of photographs, joined by common elements of similarity. The photographic diptych technique creates relations between images of a different nature, which however share an overall affinity. The point of view is that of the explorer who, aboard the ship, encounters and goes through different surfaces (land, sea and sky), bringing them under his own personal magnifying glass. The result is a series of images which act as a reminder that nature repeats and propagates itself unchanged in its every shape. From the firmament to a school of fish, from the earth’s crust to a shark’s skin...

2010

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31.07.2010 MEXICO SEA OF CORTEZ
01.08.2010 MEXICO SEA OF CORTEZ
05.09.2010 MEXICO SEA OF CORTEZ

2012

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03.04.2012 ARGENTINA EL CALAFATE
06.04.2012 ARGENTINA PERITO MORENO GLACIER

2013

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13.07.2013 BAHAMAS TIGER BEACH
14.07.2013 BAHAMAS TIGER BEACH

2014

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21.03.2014 ARGENTINA VALDES PENINSULA
27.09.2014 MEXICO SEA OF CORTEZ

2015

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28.06.2015 ICELAND -
29.06.2015 ICELAND -
02.07.2015 ICELAND -
03.07.2015 ICELAND -
03.07.2015 ICELAND -
07.07.2015 MEXICO -
08.07.2015 ICELAND -

2016

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31.12.2016 MEXICO CAREYES

2017

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29.07.2017 MEXICO ISLA MUJERES
15.08.2017 COSTA RICA COCOS ISLAND
18.11.2017 MEXICO CABO PULMO

2018

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08.04.2018 ARGENTINA VALDES PENINSULA
10.04.2018 ARGENTINA VALDES PENINSULA
11.04.2018 ARGENTINA VALDES PENINSULA
12.04.2018 ARGENTINA VALDES PENINSULA
13.04.2018 ARGENTINA VALDES PENINSULA
14.04.2018 ARGENTINA VALDES PENINSULA
24.06.2018 MEXICO SEA OF CORTEZ
28.06.2018 MEXICO SEA OF CORTEZ
29.07.2018 USA ASPEN
18.08.2018 USA SAN DIEGO
06.10.2018 MEXICO SEA OF CORTEZ
29.12.2018 MEXICO LOS CABOS

2019

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01.01.2019 MEXICO LOS CABOS
30.03.2019 MEXICO LOS CABOS
31.03.2019 MEXICO LOS CABOS
05.04.2019 MEXICO SEA OF CORTEZ
06.04.2019 MEXICO SEA OF CORTEZ
17.04.2019 USA ASPEN
18.04.2019 USA MOAB DESERT
19.04.2019 USA MOAB DESERT