We are pleased to announce the release of the book músics, photographs by Toni Ricart, impeccably printed by Nova Era publications.
músics is a collection of 66 portraits of musicians with their instruments. The author explains the origin of the project when, in a portrait session, he observed the difference in attitude of a musician if he posed with or without his instrument:
“The instrument acts as an appendix of the musician’s body. If he holds it in his hands, he feels released from the “aggression” that is being observed, scrutinized, from the other side of the viewfinder.”
The Brazilian photographer Marcio Scavone writes in the foreword:
“Toni has a graphic visual signature, he creates a dialogue combining different hues of black, white and gray with the authority that his professional trajectory has given him. But I already knew that. Now I see the portrait photographer, the hunter of poses, the obsessive observer of hands and eyes; clues with which to unravel souls.
These portraits are moments spent with the musicians, not moments of their music. Toni is more interested in evoking the inner moment of the subjects of his portraits, which will eventually turn into an artistic expression. The relationship with his musicians is through their silence and the dormant potential of their instrument, or just a part of it, aptly framed; it is as if the whole depended so much on an extended time that the photographer chose to inflame our imagination with the possibilities of music and not of the musical moment.”
The presentation will take place in Barcelona on May 16th. We will keep you informed.