Salva López’s book offers a series of surprises as its content eludes a superficial look thanks to a well-crafted design. This starts with the cover - a uniformly black page with abstract and organic patterns overprinted in the same colour. Inside, half of the pages are folded, thus keeping from sight colour photographs of a woman who's identity viewers can only guess at as light pierces the thin fibres of paper.
To cut the pages or keep them sealed is up to the reader. “To open them is not the idea, though everyone does what they want in the end. I am very interested in the effect of appearance and disappearance”, López explains. And this, because the pages conceal his memories - those of his girlfriend with whom he visited islands all around the world before she left him. “That was when I decided to travel to Lanzarote. I wanted to go to an island, but one that was different than the ones we had visited together - one that was dryer, ‘lifeless’”, he remembers.