Trespasser, 2023. Edition of 1,000 copies. Softcover, OTA binding, 72 pp., 36 b/w and 5 color illustrations on uncoated paper, 255 x 380 pp. Photographs by Emiliano Zúñiga Hernández. Design by Harrison Miller.
In his debut monograph, Emiliano Zúñiga Hernández depicts his domestic life and surroundings in the mountains of Costa Rica.
From the artist: We ran a healing center, a garden for people to come and rest from their struggles. When it had eventually dissolved, I was wounded. Having once been the healer, I was too afraid to ask for help. Where we lived in the mountains, people would often exclaim how lucky I was to live in such a paradise, one which, for me, carried the ghost of a broken ideal. It became a cave of guilt and shame. Natsuko and the animals, the small slant of light that shone through the cracks of my depression, were emblematic of the freedom I longed for. Through them I could dig my way out and reencounter the beauty of what we really are in this world. I could find my role again.