O Perfume do Boi
48 pages | color
23.5 x 34 cm
Pierre von Kleist, 2012
O Perfume do Boi (translated: “the perfume of the bull”) was shot during a three-month anticlockwise journey around Portugal’s borders.
Outside cities, out in the fields and in the woods, in small town circuses, with the lunatics and the acrobats. The very strong narrative feeling comes with an equally strong suspicion that there might be no story. The photos of the animals and people combined with the natural elements, cause a sense of eminent danger and trouble. There is an aura of prophecy and myth, and in the end we are left with the echo of a cry in the night.
“The Japanese five elements are, in ascending order of power – Earth, Water, Fire, Wind, and Void”, says the author.
The first two books of this series are sold out: MASTER AND EVERYONE and I THOUGHT YOU KNEW WHERE ALL OF THE ELEPHANTS LIE DOWN. This trilogy of titles were designed like classical music scores.