It took us fourteen months for the completion of the first draft of The Little Book of Kabul. It has been a long journey full of surprises and discoveries. We have tried to reverberate through words and images what Kabul has gifted us through the eyes of her artists. We built a narrative in fifty […]
It all started with mice – a relentless invasion in the kitchen. We killed nine of them in a week – it was a war with brutal means: we disseminated pieces of sticky paper that would make them realise that they were dying, slowly. As the mice drama took its course, one of the boilers […]
We have been silent for a while: photo editing and writing are slow crafts that require time and concentration. The book is finally taking shape, a shape we are learning to recognise and a shape that often catches us by surprise. Months of research are gaining their own voice in ways that we were not […]
In his Monday Morning series, New York-based artist and architect Yazmani Arboleda inserts the unexpected into a city’s morning commute, to unveil the forgotten beauty of ritualised habits. After Bangalore, Nairobi and Yamaguchi, the project’s next, daring step will take over Kabul. Click here to read the full review on Domus
Our very good friend Yazmani Arboleda is working on a wonderful campaign to share 10,000 pink balloons with the people of Kabul. It will be a collective, transient celebration of the beauty of the ordinary. We have already bought one – you can help him making it possible by buying a balloon here.
Rain, rain. A slow and cold rain. The dull grey sky paints an eerie atmosphere that looks like one of Giorgio De Chirico’s paintings. Kabul is strangely beautiful in this light. Mud softens the sound of our steps, I have the displacing feeling of looking at myself from the outside. The camera is set on […]
We have gone a long way since we started our research for the book six months ago. Yesterday Lorenzo shot the last roll of film, roll number 171. In the afternoon we went to visit ustad Omarzad at the CCAA - we had a cup of tea, a long chat and joked about future projects. He then […]