About the Book
Softcover is available as an open edition. Hardcover w/dust wrap is available as a limited edition of 40. Contact Lisa Blair at email@example.com to special order a signed & numbered copy for $35 plus shipping. In December 2010, I bought my first Holga camera. I wanted to explore the creative possibilities of a medium format "toy" camera known for showing unique light leaks, blurred images due to slower shutter speeds, and inherent vignetting. I was also curious and excited to experience the surprise of not knowing what I had captured until the film was developed. The first Holga project I gave myself was to collect images of my upcoming trip to the Mexican Riviera. I had no particular theme in mind going into the project as I had never been to the western coast of Mexico before and did not know what I would discover there. The resulting fourteen photographs contained in this book were taken during excursions in three coastal towns: the tiny tourist haven of Cabo San Lucas, the charming city of Mazatlán, and Sayulita - a small fishing and surfing village about one hour north of Puerto Vallarta. What I found were various images of ocean and city, both organic and structural, that captured dreaming essences of the particular place. In some way, each image is about simplicity and/or beauty whether it be the shoreline on an isolated beach, an single line of private school students walking through a bustling city street, a lone palm tree against a white wall, or a grotesque and yet beautiful pile of pig heads in the local mercado. In this simplicity and beauty, I experience the dreaming essence of la Riviera Mexicana.
Features & Details
- Category Fine Art Photography
Small Square, 7×7 in, 18×18 cm
- Publish Date Feb 16, 2011
- Tags Mexican Riviera, black & white, fine art, Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta, palm trees, Mexico, Holga, photography, ocean, city, dreams, dreaming, Mazatlan, Sayulita, palm, coast, coastline, fishing, boat, mercado, sea