Pedro Guimarães: Rato Tesoura Pistola

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Rato, Tesoura, Pistola gathers together photographs by Pedro Guimarães, produced in collaboration with Nuno Engstrøm Guimarães (drawings, 7 years old) and Emma-Sofie Engstrøm Guimarães (monster pancakes, 5 years old). Sara Bichão kidly offered her masks that becomes part of a familiar entertainment revealing what an author can be, literally “one who causes to grow,” and not only in a parental relationship. Combining the drawings of his children together with portraits of them playfully or simply relating with the father’s camera, this photobook, designed by Dayana Lucas, is a manifold of experiences and artistic attitudes in which photography works as an intertwining element and where design strategies activate it as a device involving the reader himself in the game. As the title of the book suggests, “Mouse, scissors, gun”, and Pedro explains in the book presentation: “This is how we play together, how we pretend there is no such thing as the vast emptiness that keeps us apart during most days of our lives: 2500 km of land and water, to be precise, the sheer vastness of Europe. But most days is not all days of our lives, right?”.


Title: Rato Tesoura Pistola
Publisher: XYZ Books, 2021
Photographer: Pedro Guimarães
Drawings: Nuno Engstrøm-Guimarães
Monster Pancakes: Emma-Sofie Engstrøm-Guimarães
Mask Sculptures: Sara Bichão
Graphic Design: Dayana Lucas
Format: Hardcover with gatefolds
Size: 21 x 25.5 cm, 56 pages
ISBN: 978989538223

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