New York, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The publication Cartographies originated from a series of photos with the same name by Italian photographer Louis De Belle that portrays details of the clothes of passers-by glimpsed along the streets of Manhattan. Folds, stains, or little traces of clothing thus constitute impressions of everyday life, potential cartographies of everyoneʼs journeys.
The book, devised in a newspaper format, is made up of twenty unstitched sheets held together with an elastic band, alternating original photographs with large, full-page details. The central spread features an index of the images organized by time of day. The subtitle New York, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in fact references the time span in which the images were shot, underlining the repetitiveness of everyday actions.
The photographic sequence is accompanied by a text written by Francesco Pacifico within a New York setting, laid out in text fragments alternating with the images.
Designer: Claire Huss
Authors: Louis De Belle, Francesco Pacifico
Publisher: Humboldt Books
Release: January 2021
Volume: 40 Pages
Format: 32 × 23 cm
Bookbinding: Rubber band
Price: € 25.–
Cartographies was one of the eight successfully financed projects from the Slanted × Kickstarter Mentoring & Publishing Program.