By Mario Lalau
Published May 2017 by Fotô Editorial
Tropeço, by Mario Lalau, cites the tradition of photographers devotees of street photography, a line celebrated by authors of a humanistic bias like Henri Cartier-Bresson. In revising this concept, however, Lalau surprises by incorporating habits and mannerisms of the contemporary world. What passes unnoticed by the tired eyes of passersby, for Lalau is the raw material from which he satirizes the chaos and vain attempts of man to organize life in the great metropolis. His photographs reveal themselves as sculptural events resulting from the relation between sociability and the loss of references in the city. The book Tropeço allows the reader to create new connections, by either affinity or contrast between the images, changing the page sequence and the cover. In this way, the author returns to his readers the adventure that guided his drift through several cities of the world. Every corner turned, a new possibility, a new surprise. The book comes in a limited edition of 500 signed and numbered and every copy is shuffled.