Illa by Salva López
Illa is the story of an injury, a break, and a landscape.
It is a melancholy and beautiful work, with the finesse that characterizes the pictures of Salva.
The photographs are taken in Lanzarote a volcanic landscape full of stone and sand.
The book opens with two lonely roads, a house and a series of soft and sensuous landscapes.
Another road, another house, and the landscape becomes surly and hard.
The rock has replaced the sand. That rock may well be the cause of the wound we see in transparency, and slowly heal. Illa is a metamorphosis, symptom and symbol, at once, of the nature and its changes can witness our emotional lives.
review from Gabriela Cendoya blog