1 PHOTO(GRAPHER): JUAN RODRIGUEZ
BY HUGO OLIVEIRA
HO: Where and when was this photograph shot?
JR: This photo was shot in Chicago, in 2005, through my hotel room window, looking at the John Hancock Tower. It was late afternoon, while I was preparing my exhibition about Patagonia. That exhabition was held in that building.
HO: Can you specify any technical aspects about the photograph?
JR: It was shot with a Leica M6 and the negative was scanned. The final copy was done with japanese rice paper and printed with mineral ink.
HO: Why did you select this image?
JR: It's part of an exhibition called "Beyond Black" about my own way of looking at architecture. It's part of a bigger discourse.
HO: Was there anything you wanted to communicate through it?
JR: Nothing in particular. But maybe just to say that the texts for the "Beyond Black" book are written by Portuguese friends like Pedro Cabrita Reis and Eduardo Souto de Moura.