The book is primarily comprised of photos by Manuela Garcia and Brandon Hall. Manuela’s naturalistic photography is inspired by her conception of time in the recognition of the lifespan of botany. Brandon focuses on the improvisational aspect of looking at our surroundings. Manuela is a Colombian-American photographer who is including photos from the Andes, the Everglades and New York. Brandon, a Midwestern born artist, currently gathering material from the Appalachian Trail, is in a pursuit of capturing an honest depiction.
The choice in using two photographers comes from our recognition of two people speaking similar languages through the use of photography and passion. The friendship has entailed of working along each other and recognizing the merit in their differences and the beauty in the truths the intersections represent.
The writing in the book is a compilation of poetry and philosophical essays on silence. This includes the texture, shape, context, and implications of sound and lack thereof.
Our venture takes form in a 60 page 5″ × 7″ photo-book with Swiss binding. The pages are printed on vellum, a translucent paper that adds a specific texture and experience for the reader. The pièce de résistance will be a cover that’s sensitive to one’s touch, meaning each time one picks up the book the actual color of the book changes. Through this meticulous construction, they have made a space for silence to live and breath.
The images show work in progress, with mock-ups partly featuring dummy text. To be published by Heptagram Editions.