With a population of over 7 million but less than 25% of its land developed, it is one of the most densely populated cities in the world. When I first landed, I was immediately confronted by a society that is in fierce competition for physical and mental space. I decided to capture and re-create the tension and chaos that I experienced in photographic form, using multiple exposures on B&W negatives. The creation of each photograph requires me to be fixed at a specific location from between 5 to 7 hours per session. Through the viewfinder of an old Hasselblad, I created each photograph by overlapping selected individuals or groups of people within the 6 x 6 frame. The resulting photograph is not of a singular moment in time, but a multitude of moments in time captured in a single frame.
This book will be produced in a limited edition of 1000 copies, printed in Tri-Tone on high-end matt paper with a printed-wrap hardcover.
Edition: 1000 numbered copies
Extent: 80 pages, excluding cover
Size: 10 inches x 10 inches (25.4 cm x 25.4 cm)
Printing: 4C x 4C offset printing
Finishing: Thread Sewn, Case Bound
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