KA-BOOM is a fictional explosive manual in which sourced vintage photographs encounter staged do-it-yourself explosive construction images, with the photographs Andrea Botto has shot of real non-military explosions. The result is a sophisticated enquiry of photography’s contemporary status, in which numerous questions are raised and no simple answers are given.
shortlisted of the Photo-text Book Award, Les Rencontres d'Arles 2018
"KA-BOOM The Explosion of Landscape"
Editions Bessard, Paris 2017
texts by Ilaria Bonacossa, Marta Dahó, Giacomo Nardin, Marco Navarra, Lars Willumeit
design by Fabrizio Radaelli
120 pages (8 concertina folds)
first edition 500 copies with a C-print (19x14 cm) numbered and signed by the author
printed and bound in Italy by Grafiche Antiga