Is a fine-art photography book, which portrays the seven deadly sins and the opposite virtues.
“Summa I” may look beautiful but its primary intention is to seduce the reader into making an interpretation.
This seduction is established thanks to the interaction between pictures, design, make-up and the biblical quotes in an ancient Greek.
Summa I is a beautiful, high-art coffee table book, something to leaf though and discover the thread of meaning within. A perfect gift for someone who enjoys interesting human photography or perhaps just has the kind of home that’s crying out for a visual puzzle left casually on the centerpiece glass table…it’s that kind of book.
Conceived as a photographic book with few words, Summa I may look beautiful but its primary intention is to seduce the reader into making an interpretation. This seduction is established thanks to the interaction between pictures, design, make-up and the biblical quotes in an ancient language.
At the end you will see a summary stating clearly which sin or virtue the images represent and the reference to the biblical quote used. The summary unveils Summa I’s own message, establishing a playful relationship with the reader who can go back and view the book from a new perspective.
Reviewed by Sinead Hughes, Jan ‘09
Summa I – Fine Art, Photography, Ilustration, Picture, Religion Book
Dimensions: 30cm x 30cms
Extent: 32 pp
Mariano Gutierrez Alarcon is an Argentine Photographer who set up permanent residence in London in 1999.
He currently works full time as Lunardog Limited Director, working in communication, social media and edcation projects in the Uk and Latin America.
He started Photography as a teenager and later worked as a Photojournalist in his home city, Buenos Aires, and his passion for photography is still as fresh as the begining and writes for its own photography blog