Welcome 2 My Room (Cardboard Box).
Photographs by Maki.
Maki, 2011. 43 pp., Color illustrations and 1 original Polaroid, 8¼x8¼".
This a cardboard box set made in Philippines by Maki. Inside you will find 43 matte inkjet color prints with photos from the serie WELCOME 2 MY ROOM. In each box set there is also an original Polaroid signed by the photographer. You can choose the Polaroid from 5 different original Polaroids (look in the booktease). The box set is limited to 30 copies and is also signed and numbered by the photographer.
About the series :The starting point of this series of photos was the discovery in 2006 of a website in the Philippines. A peep show with chat and webcam. Girls and boys working at home alone, or several people together in commons so called 'studios'. Omnipresence of precocity... At that time they were more than 300, now it's twice...
Sometimes links are created, other times it's 'just business'. All those gazes, those stories intersecting, including mine... I started taking pictures of them with my Polaroid camera on my computer screen. I use to shoot the people I meet, so why not do it by computer screen interposed...
Sometimes the exchanges and discussions are intense... Laying bare the feelings, the lives, the bodies... Sincerity encounters with cunning. Of course there's the money... They will do anything to make you pay... But sometimes on the spot of our conversations, emotion overwhelms... Tears of blood...
Finally I took thousands of snapshots in my bedroom during the highlights of our conversations and sometimes private shows...Trying to give a face to sex... As always image rule as a unique weapon... We play with it, we come with it ...