O Perfume Do Boi
Author: André Princípe
Publisher: Pierre von Kleist Editions
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Size: 245x310 mm
O Perfume do Boi (The Perfume of the Bull) is Princípe's latest book, shot during a three-month anticlockwise journey around Portugal's borders.
We are outside cities, out in the fields and woods, in small town circuses, with the lunatics and 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.
About the book, Príncipe has said "The Japanese five elements are, in ascending order of power - Earth, Water, Fire, Wind, and Void".