Place: São Paulo
Publisher: Terceiro Nome
Size: 23 x 22 cm (approx.)
Softcover in transparent plastic dust jacket, edition of 900 copies, signed, design by Ekaterina Kholmogorova.
„For eight years, photographer José Diniz searched the Brazilian coastline as a castaway. All the way from Maranhão to Rio Grande do Sul - extending through Uruguay - he captured images of people, buildings, the horizon and the sea always from a particular perspective: facing, under or over the water.
Contrary to what many might think, Diniz did not use a periscope (optical device that allows one to see over obstacles, as in submarines), as suggested by the name of the book . "The title is just a metaphor for the way of observation I have chosen. It is as if my eyes were not enough to see and shoot in those conditions. The camera was at a point below the horizon and the waves were moving mountains”.
"This is a powerfully strong first book from a long-time photographer from Brazil – Jose Diniz. It is always good for the international photobook community to ‘discover’ a virtually never seen before master of the photographic craft." Matthew Carson, ICP“