THEKYA

Hard cover, dust jacket
100 pages, Proline Pearl Photo 140#
75 full color plates
edition of 10
8 × 10 in. (20 X 25 cm) 
2018
ISBN 938-4-543952-21-4

In THEKYA, I present an episodic narrative adopted from a chapter of Italo Calvino's "Invisible Cities". Shot in full frame digital format across two separate trips in 2013 and 2015 to Thekya. This book embodies my western naïvety in 2013 and my greater awareness of humanity in 2015. Stark, barren architectural portraits of downtown environments and the people who toil in the shadows function like a collection of short stories, building to an understanding of place. The pictures live between extremes, between the grand and the granular, between the breathtaking cityscape and the realities of wealth gap.

The book is closely laid out in a chronological manner from 2013 to 2015 and hour to hour. As a whole it roughly represents a 24 hour period from mid day to mid day.

The resulting portraits of everyday life contain stirring moments of intimacy, each frame its own micro narrative about life there. The pictures could be documents or dreams, but they all center on the strange beauty of a distant land.