360 Square Meters, 2012 - Work in Progress by Pedro David

Issue 63

With 360 square meters I intend to discuss the limits of the photographic language, inserting pictorical and sculptural elements and issues to build images loaded with plastic, symbolic and metonymic sense because, despite the small size geographically explored - an area of 360m2 - I’m motivated to reach the global sphere.

This series comes as a continuation of a trend that I’m developing since 2008, with the series For rent (2008 ), held from raiding the apartments offered for hire when needed to find a new one for myself, Things Falling from the Sky (2009), which after my move, I faced every day objects that appeared on the floor of the service area of the apartment, and collected them and photographed them, and Last Address (2010) , in which I’ve photographed my mother's belongings after her death, before emptying the apartment where she lived.

In mid-2013, when we experience the decadence of photojournalism , once so important to the formation of " Brazilian photography ", and get used to the wide access to images of the world in real time, with the possibility of long virtual tours online, and finally got to move with greater ease due to our new economic reality, the reflection on the small dramas, the possibilities of creating meaning from minute details of our sphere, shows up a sui gerenis opportunity to reflect on and interpret contemporary life by the local actor’s – of a global scenario - bias.

For this project I’m using a large format camera (4x5 inch plates) and an already rare instant black and white film (Polaroid 55).

Photos created with this already extinct film refers to an image from another time, suggests an archeology of a place also extinct, once explored. Time is mixed in relative terms the same as the scale of objects and scenes.

Pedro David lives and works in Brazil.
To view more of David's work, please visit his website.

 Satellite, 2014

Satellite, 2014

 Hose, 2012

Hose, 2012

 Fireplace, 2012

Fireplace, 2012

 Girl's Finger, 2012

Girl's Finger, 2012

 Pumpkin, 2012

Pumpkin, 2012

 Balls, 2012

Balls, 2012

 Sparkle, 2012

Sparkle, 2012

 Hole, 2012

Hole, 2012

 Glass, 2012

Glass, 2012

 Boots, 2012

Boots, 2012

 America, 2012

America, 2012

 Deer's Horn, 2012

Deer's Horn, 2012

 Maiden Hair, 2012

Maiden Hair, 2012

 Linen, 2013

Linen, 2013

 Trunk, 2014

Trunk, 2014

 Bottle, 2013

Bottle, 2013

 Lake, 2013

Lake, 2013

 Tower, 2014

Tower, 2014

 Foot Print, 2013

Foot Print, 2013

 Skyline, 2012

Skyline, 2012

 Coal, 2013

Coal, 2013

 Sputnik, 2013

Sputnik, 2013

 Braunstone, 2012

Braunstone, 2012

 Pile, 2012

Pile, 2012

 Remains, 2012

Remains, 2012