Juan Rodriguez


Where and when was this photograph shot?

This photo was shot in Chicago, in 2005, through my hotel room window, looking at the John Hancock Tower. It was late afternoon, while I was preparing my exhibition about Patagonia. That exhibition was held in that building.

Can you specify any technical aspects about the photograph?

It was shot with a Leica M6 and the negative was scanned. The final copy was done with Japanese rice paper and printed with mineral ink.

Why did you select this image?

It’s part of an exhibition called “Beyond Black” about my own way of looking at architecture. It’s part of a bigger discourse.

Was there anything you wanted to communicate through it?

Nothing in particular. But maybe just to say that the texts for the “Beyond Black” book are written by Portuguese friends like Pedro Cabrita Reis and Eduardo Souto de Moura.

This is an excerpt of an interview which is part of the editorial project “1 Photo(grapher)” and originally published for Scopio Network.