The Random Series

By 27/01/2015Photobooks

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The Random Series
Miguel Ángel Tornero
Editorial RM

 

Hardcover
144 pages
314×243 mm
2014
ISBN: 978-8-41511-895-4

 

The Random Series is a project that proposes a particular photographic exercise to be repeated in different cities. The series constitute a highly unusual approach to photography, to the city, and to the photographer himself. During his stay in each city, Tornero photographed his daily activities intensely and instinctively, accumulating a series of images that would provide the raw material for the final digital collages included in the volume. Curiosity and instinct prevailed in his approach to photography –and to the city–, in a combination of flâneur, Japanese tourist (obsessed with recording everything), and infant, taking in chaotic information unconsciously, without processing it, free of all conventionalism. As if seeing it all for the first time.

In the process of creating these unsettling collages, Tornero used a glitch in a software that was not programmed to sew together apparently unrelated images. Ignorant of the parameters of cutting and pasting that the program was going to follow, he let the unexpected take the lead and mark the rhythm of the series. As we can see, the final result is largely left to chance.

Miguel Ángel Tornero (Baeza, Spain, 1978) uses mainly the mediums of photography and collage. Taking daily life as an starting point, his work expands increasingly towards hard-to-describe places where we often witness a rebellion that we thought familiar.
Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Granada, he now lives and works in Madrid.
www.miguelangeltornero.net
RM is one of Latin America’s most prestigious publishers of art books.

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