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Original color images from my daughter Ania in her car seat.
I recall putting her car seat on the floor and when I reached for her, seemed like I was picking up an abandoned child. I walked towards the street and as if I were a stranger I took a picture of her (p.59). This is how the "Abandoning Ania" series began.
I decided to put her in different situations, as an abandoned child, or should I say, as a found child?
The book was originally intended to include a limited edition signed print, if you are interested in getting the print, please email me at


About the Author

Faustinus Deraet

Born in Antwerp, Belgium, Faustinus grew up and lived most of his life in Mexico City. He obtained a Bachelor's in Computer Systems from the Universidad Iberoamericana, and worked as sales executive at IBM. In 1992 he returned to school for his photography degree. For several years he photographed top Latin American celebrities.
Faustinus’ work has been shown in Hungary, Mexico and several U.S. cities. He has been published nationally in Shots and Light Leaks, and was named one of the Top 10 Artists to Watch For in 2004 by the Austin Chronicle. His work is part of the Wittliff Collections in San Marcos, Texas.
In 2005 he published "Mientras vagaba por el D.F. / While Wandering Through El Deh Effeh" a photography book about Mexico City taken with his plastic camera. In 2008 Tumbona Ediciones, published his second book "China Paused".

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akorotko says


posted at 09:59pm Jul 22 PST


Xtopher says

interesting to see what Ania's therapist will say in 20 years!

posted at 09:27pm Aug 19 PST


reson0res says

u rock dude!

posted at 02:06pm Aug 18 PST

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