“Timeless” is an exclusive monograph of fine art photography in black and white of the city of Venice, by fine artist Rafael Rojas, Master Hasselblad 2014 photographer.
The photographic plates contained in the book tackle the subject matter from an artistic and strongly personal point of view, with the aim of transcending a merely documentary photographic approach to Venice. The photographs, frequently focused on intimate details, lesser-known areas of the city and very personal interpretations of better-known locales, are subtle, sometimes minimalistic, highly atmospheric and filled with a sense of silence, calm and timeless character.
In this art book, the city of Venice becomes a visual metaphor for the duality of time. On one hand, there is a timeless character which seems to reign over the entire place. Due to the lack of references and its uniqueness, Venice seems to be an architectural mirage that defies the conventions of reality and seems to have been there since the origins of this world. On the other hand, Venice is the perfect metaphor for the passing of time, for change, for decay, for the ephemeral existence of a banal world anchored to reality.
Rafael Rojas is a Swiss-Spanish fine art photographer, whose work frequently focuses on concepts like time, decay and renewal, the interaction between humans and nature and its consequence in the natural balance, the raw latent energy found in the landscape and the ephemeral qualities of existence. He strives to encapsulate concept, emotion and spirituality in his work.
Platinum Press Editions, 2016
Hardcover book of 30×30 cm
108 pages – 64 photographic plates