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Chrysalises, the photobook

Mar 17, 2020 - Guillaume Tomasi

I take this opportunity to present to you the photo book of my project Chrysalises.
After many technical difficulties, it will finally be available in April 2020 (depending of the current situation).

More info below:



Where did the butterflies go? “. This ordinary sentence was the starting point of this work. Pronounced distinctly by my two-year-old son during his restless sleep because of a heavy night fever, these few words triggered on me a long reflection on how we protect our children from the world. This reassuring cocoon, but unfortunately precarious, is inevitably meant to be broken by the hazards of life. Following these events of misfortune, our perception of the world is altered and we are forced to grow up, to get ourselves back together or to look at things through a new perspective.


Chrysalises presents anonymous stories about intimate events that changed people’s worldview. These events, transcribed as anecdotes, coexist with visual interpretations of suspended moments where the mundane seems to have shifted in a slightly different direction.


88 pages + 16 pages
46 color photographs + 13 anonymous stories
8 x 10 inches (24 x30 cm) + 4×6 inches (10 x 15 cm) booklet
Interior: Roland Enviro Opaque Offset True White 200M
Hardcover with silver foil stamping
Edition of 250 copies
Year 2020
ISBN 978-2-9818648-0-2
Design by Simon Roy


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