O Perfume Do Boi.
Photographs by Andre Principe.
Pierre von Kleist Editions, 2012. 48 pp., color illustrations, 9¼x13½".
O Perfume do Boi - The Perfume of the Bull - is Princípe's latest book, shot during a three-month anticlockwise journey around Portugal's borders.
We are outside cities, out in the fields and woods, in small town circuses, with the lunatics and acrobats. The very strong narrative feeling comes with
an equally strong suspicion that there might be no story. The photos of the animals and people combined with the natural elements, cause a sense
of eminent danger and trouble. There is an aura of prophecy and myth, and in the end we are left with the echo of a cry in the night.
About the book, Príncipe has said 'The Japanese five elements are, in ascending order of power - Earth, Water, Fire, Wind, and Void'.
About the Limited Edition
50 books with one print (200x300 mm inkjet print), with a different cover, all signed and numbered.