About The Work
Japan is a serie of images that were taken on a trip to Shirikawa-go, a remote village in the mountains of the Ono District, in the Gifu prefecture region. A sort of road trip between the isolated countryside and Tokyo. The serie consists of five images, created with digital files were shot with a 5D Mark II. The images are in color and black and white and there’s no digital manipulation. The artist always enjoy trips; traveling to him doesn’t equate necessarily going to far away places. He can travel two blocks away but he feels : “It’s the movement that makes everything change. Change is the only law”. In 2011, Hector Adiladid was invited by a dear friend to spend a month in her hometown Tokyo. He was totally blown away by the huge sense of tradition, order and refinement in Japanese culture and of its natural beauty.
WHAT TYPE OF PAPER IS THE PHOTOGRAPH PRINTED ON?
All prints are Digital Pigment prints on museum-quality acid-free papers such as Museum Etching, Canson Rag and Arches Velin. These papers are designed to meet galleries and museum longevity requirements and ensure consistency of shades 200 years old. The choice of paper is suggested by the Photographer according to his or her preferences.
WHAT IS THE PRINTING PROCESS USED?
All prints are Digital Pigment Prints using the latest top of the line technology, archival high dynamic inks and 200 years old life paper.
IS THE IMAGE SIZE THE SAME AS THE PAPER SIZE?
NO! Our prints are on standard paper sizes and we don’t alter the image size and proportions to fit the paper. Each print has a minimum of 0.5 inch white border. This is an artistic decision that belongs to the artist. Margins don’t normally exceed 2-4 inches on each side depending on the final paper size.
Hector Adalid developed his passion for photography while living in Amsterdam for two years. From Europe, he moved to New York where he assisted fashion photographers such as Mario Testino, Inez Van Lamsweerde and Patric Shaw.
His work has been published in a number of magazines in Europe, USA and Latin America, such as Celeste, Elle Germany and L’Optimum. He has been working on Campaigns for Governor of NY City Andrew Cuomo, Esprit, Marco O’Polo and on a new TV format with supermodel Karolina Kurkova.
As an anthropology major, Hector continues to return to his home country to document different subjects and a long term project on the Raramuri people in the north of Mexico. His latter work is part of the permanent collection of the National Anthropology and History Museum in Mexico City.
Hector Adalid was born in Mexico City, Mexico; he currently lives in NYC.
For more information, you can visit Hector’s website http://cargocollective.com/hectoradalid