Photo Book By Salva López
Salva López has been documenting our collections since the very beginning of HEREU. His precise vision of the space and objects and his clean style result in simple but captivating photographs. After years of having worked together we are launching our first collaboration: a limited edition of Salva's photo book "ILLA" published by Terranova along with a signed print available now on our website.
In a short period of time, Salva López and his partner visited several islands: Japan, Taiwan, Bali, Komodo, Mallorca and Menorca. And after a sentimental crisis, he decided to travel completely alone to Lanzarote, another island, to seclude himself in his thoughts, and photograph the volcanic landscapes as a healing therapy.
Returning, both home and to the broken relationship, Salva decided to turn this duality into a book: the colour photographs of his travels as a couple, mainly portraits of her, and the large desolate and desert black and white landscapes.
To find the right form for this dialogue between colour and black and white images, Salva turned to the young designer Eloi Gimeno. Eloi had the brilliant idea of taking advantage of the uncut folds of the binding to trap the images of the woman and leave the landscapes in view, turning the book’s own format into a metaphor for the memory and coexistence of images of the past and the present.
To see them in their entirety or to leave them as ghostly images only intuitive through the transparency (or opacity) of the paper is at the will of the reader.