Shadow Over Shadow
First edition, first impression of Shadow Over Shadow published by MASA and The PhotoBookMuseum in 2023. Medium format softcover with 127 pages and black and white images.
About Shadow Over Shadow
“The dark side of life – corrupted politics, conspiracy theorists, organized crime, psychopathic killers, false prayers and fake news. Looking at the world today we seem to slide into a „New Noir“. SHADOW OVER SHADOW plays an elegant fiction / non-fiction game with our perception. What comes as an illustrated script for a shady B-Movie is Vitor Casimeros childhood dream – to make a Film Noir. With the help of images culled from the immense public digital collection of the United States Library of Congress – all made in the US between the 1930s and 1960s, Casimiro has genuinely translated the language of cinema into the language of a photobook. The well-chosen and edited images and the characters he created in his self written script, a Detective, a Femme fatale and a Boxer, constantly draw you further into the story and the book. This visual research into the tropes, clichés and genre conventions of American crime films is an outstanding photobook and a worthy dummy award winner. Congratulations Vitor!”