Pedro Ramos is a Portuguese photographer, currently living and working in Sydney, Australia. Ilha is his first monograph published by The Spring Press.
These photographs could simply function as a love letter to a semi-utopian locale, but above all delve into insularity and some of its underlying characteristics: isolation as privilege/disadvantage; isolation itself and man’s interaction with nature and its subsequent destruction. This body of work is unable to hide the polarizing influence of an upbringing surrounded by an ocean. It is evident in the focus on color and form (both natural and man made), its direct tone and language, offset only by subtle gestures towards involuntary architecture and still life.
Text and images © Pedro Ramos