American Origami (2013 - 2018) looks closely at mass shootings in American schools. Rather than focus on the incidents directly, the book ruminates on how we collectively process trauma, and the patterns of our response to violent acts. The maquette has been shortlisted for the MACK First Book Award in 2018.
(Coming Spring, 2018.)
Some(W)Here ( Self-Published, 2005 - 2012 )
"Those who like landscape, portraiture, architecture, or documentary will not be intrigued. Those, however, who like the paintings of Redon and the films of Bergman or the surreal dream poems of Breton will find this book quite to their liking." - Christopher Johnson, Photo-Eye
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Excerpt from review by Marc Fuestel for Eyecurious
... Like the subconscious, Some(w)here does not neatly catalogue memories of different times and places, but instead allows them to shuffle together into a more complicated and confused whole. Much of what we see is revealed through a window or behind curtains and the reflective matte paper stock itself contributes to this impression of distance from the subject. While it deals with many of photography's major themes—place, time, memory, dreams and reality—it isn't interested in making any grandiose statements. It is a quiet and modest book (it fits nicely in the palm of your hand), a book of emotions and atmosphere rather than of concept or ideas. It successfully conjures up the world of dreams and of memory, but without offering any particular resolution: Gonzalez's images obstruct as much as they reveal, and the impression that the book leaves is elusive and even a little frustrating, like an intense dream that you cannot quite remember.