- 32 pages
- 23 x 16 cm
- black (inners) and full colour (covers) litho printing
- saddle stitch binding
- edition of 200 numbered copies
Tomé Duarte is a deeply esteemed personality in the self-publishing scene in Portugal where he’s both an hero and a friend for many people currently working with photography and/or making zines. What is most fascinating about him is the urgency and devotion with which he approaches every project he begins. And he begins a lot of projects...
“Camera Woman” is a good example of that because it was all made very very quickly. The photographs are all self-portraits where he’s wearing dresses that his partner left at the apartment when she moved abroad. It was conceived, photographed, and designed in less than 24 hours, and a few days later 200 copies came from the printers!
To introduce the publication, he wrote: “I used to enjoy dressing women's clothes. But then because of the pressure of society, I forgot about that joy, and I surrendered to normal menswear. With time, I forgot who I was. But now I started dressing like a woman again, and I reconnected with my true self. I never want to hide who I really am again!"