Photographs 19"x 15" is an artist’s book by the New York–based conceptual still-life photographer Horacio Salinas that features his enigmatic collages and assemblages. Using everyday detritus such as tear sheets from old magazines, used coffee filters, feathers and umbrella parts, Salinas’ creations, as captured by his camera, become expressive and sculptural character studies full of wit and pathos. These images reveal the power of photography to transform ephemeral moments into something sculptural and even heroic.
Salinas has done commissioned work for numerous publications including Vogue, the New York Times and the New Yorker. The book contains an essay by Elisabeth Biondi, the acclaimed photography curator and writer, and former Visuals Editor for the New Yorker.