Book launch COSTA    by José Pedro Cortes | Pierre von Kleist

Book launch | COSTA  by José Pedro Cortes | Pierre von Kleist editions

NOVEMBER 28th | 18.30-21.00h | STET – livros e fotografias

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14 kms south from Lisboa, where I live, is Costa da Caparica.
During the last years I often found myself returning to this magnetic place. 

José Pedro Cortes

Costa da Caparica is a place, south of Lisboa – a strip of land that exists between the last stretch of civilization and the beach.

In COSTA, we wander through this territory: shacks, outmoded architecture, remains of houses, dirt left by the tide; an agglomeration of sand, vegetation and streets – a peripheral, end-of-the-line location. We are flooded by a strange luminosity; a dazzling and mysterious light which imbues these spaces with a disconcerting and unreal atmosphere, like something seen while in a hypnotic state, encouraging the spectator to participate in a suggestive and paradoxical exploration of individual experience.

Hardcover
Color & B/W
21 x 30.5 cm
80 pages

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Costa | José Pedro Cortes


Costa
José Pedro Cortes

80 pp | Color & B/W
21 x 30.5 cm
Hardcover
Pierre von Kleist, 2013

14 kms south from Lisboa, where I live, is Costa da Caparica. During the last years I often found myself returning to this magnetic place.
José Pedro Cortes

Costa da Caparica is a place, south of Lisboa – a strip of land that exists between the last stretch of civilization and the beach.

In COSTA, we wander through this territory: shacks, outmoded architecture, remains of houses, dirt left by the tide; an agglomeration of sand, vegetation and streets – a peripheral, end-of-the-line location. We are flooded by a strange luminosity; a dazzling and mysterious light which imbues these spaces with a disconcerting and unreal atmosphere, like something seen while in a hypnotic state, encouraging the spectator to participate in a suggestive and paradoxical exploration of individual experience.

http://www.pierrevonkleist.com/product/costa

Things Here and Things Still to Come | José Pedro Cortes


Things Here and Things Still to Come
José Pedro Cortes

116 pages | color
24.5 x 31 cm
Hardcover
Pierre von Kleist, 2011

 

During nine months I lived in Tel Aviv. During this period I met four young Jewish women who were born in the USA. They had all decided, at the age of 18, to go to Israel to do the military service. After completing the required two years of service, they decided to stay and live in this idyllic Middle Eastern city.
José Pedro Cortes

The images of these four women, in their underclothes or partially nude, are interspersed with landscape and detailed views of the city – old cars, over grown palm trees, porticos, puddles of water.. Mixing color and black&white, hard flash and natural light, this book creates a sense of ambiguity placing the viewer in between the intimacy of the portraits and the deserted city of Tel Aviv.

http://www.pierrevonkleist.com/product/things-here-and-things-still-to-come-by-jos%C3%A9-pedro-cortes

Silence | José Pedro Cortes


Silence
José Pedro Cortes

114 pages / color
19.5 x 26 cm
Hardcover
Pierre von Kleist, 2006

 

Silence’ explores contemporary urban emotions like loneliness and anonymity.
The book evolves in a constant dialogue between private and public situations.

José Pedro Cortes’s work in this book deals with the struggle of accessing human presence in the contemporary city – a silent and layered presence hidden behind the surface of things or people; that always seems distant to the viewer. These ideas of blockade and intimacy are played together in a book structure that borrows ideas from film or literature.

http://www.pierrevonkleist.com/product/silence-by-jos%C3%A9-pedro-cortes