The Brazilian Photographer Meireles Junior recently launched in New York his latest book: “Supernatural: Impressions on the Lençóis Maranhenses and the Grand Canyon”.
The book explores the charms and mysteries of these two geographically different natural paradises so singular by their grandiosity and stunning beauty.
The idea of producing the book comparing the two places came after a tourist trip the photographer, who is also a native of Maranhão State, made to the Grand Canyon about 3 years ago. “When I arrived I felt the same energy that I feel in the Lençóis Maranhenses. Something else touched me. So I thought: why not gather in the same publication two inhospitable places, immensely beautiful and full of stories to tell?” Says Meireles.
The project resulted not only in a book of images, but also in a documentary of 20 minutes that unveil the making-of of the project. So the book comes with a DVD.
Meireles Junior started his career as a photographer in 1995 when he was still a Design senior at the Federal University of Maranhão. Throughout the years since then, he has developed a truly refined technique, just as much as he has earned awards, the recognition from critic experts and, most of all, the respect from the public in general.
The artist has already published five books: Lume (2001), Discovering the Lençóis Maranhenses (2003), Between Heaven and Earth – Maranhão Image Legacy (2008), 400 Light Years (2012), Over São Luís (2014), and Supernatural: Impressions about the Lençóis Maranhenses and the Grand Canyon (2016).