Eden or the Days of the Barber’s Winding Sheet is the latest series by Spanish self-taught photographer JM Ramirez-Suassi.
With no intention of perpetuating the myths and stereotypes of a small island which makes its living off tourism, these photographs are about one’s perception of limits. A sequential narrative that evokes an inverted Eden formed by incidental encounters, as well as by what emerges when psychological and physical frontiers are interchanged.
JM Ramírez‐Suassi (1970) was born in Mallorca (Spain), and now lives and works in Madrid. His work occupies an ambiguous position somewhere between portraiture and social landscape, involving multiple visits to the same locations to observe the change year after year. Ramírez‐Suassi’s earlier series; Peripheries, Wrong Sides of the Road, Faith and Mirage, and Mountains Facing our Town are ongoing projects documenting the outskirts of Madrid and Mexico City, while his more recent works also bring candid shots of his family and friends into focus.
See more of JM Ramírez‐Suassi's photography on his website.