Lost in a white desert made of salt, we’re taken to the low and highlands of Chile, Peru and Bolivia, where Brazilian artist Laura Mascarenhas captured the endless hours of a storm that kept her from reaching Chile, the neighbouring country from where her journey has started in Bolívia.
Mitigated by nature, the line where land and sky meet like borders between countries, becomes indistinct. The salty snow makes it impossible to differentiate sky from land, creating a white labyrinth with no division, boundaries or paths.
We look for ourselves in a white world of thick fog. The colours we find become moments of clarity and discovery - transposed at any moment by the black and white of night and snow. Uncertainty and disorder. The violence of the storm deprives all shapes, paths and tracks from distinctness. The encounter with colors is a relief, a glorious moment of peace and beauty in el blanco infinito.
This photobook has been published by the independent publisher Pingado Prés (http://www.pingadopres.com/) and it is competed for a prize (Premio Miolo) for best graphic design project. It has also been part of art/photography fairs in Madrid, Paris and New York.
photos of the book: passakorn chantanakorn