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Liquid Cities by Gustavo Minas


“Liquid Cities,” by the acclaimed Brazilian street photographer Gustavo Minas is a designed and made in Italy publication capturing the essence of modern urban life, exploring the transient, fleeting moments that define our contemporary existence. Through Minas’ lens, we invite you to traverse the liquid landscapes of cities that are ever-changing, where the boundaries between the real and the virtual blur, creating a tapestry of life that is both vibrant and introspective.

This limited edition book is curated by Marco Savarese, with text of Lucrezia Bonarota

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This is a limited edition publication. Once the pre-order period ends, no additional copies will be printed.

Technical Details

  • Digitally Signed
  • Limited Edition
  • Publisher: Eyeshot
  • Publication Year: 2024
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Size: 22×24 cm
  • Page Numbers: 160

Using only Fedrigoni’s FSC® certified, ECF pulp-based, biodegradable paper in our publications, Eyeshot embodies a synthesis of quality and sustainability. Our visual storytelling is elevated by HP Indigo’s advanced printing technology on Symbol Tatami White 135g/m2 paper, ensuring each image is a tactile and visually stunning experience.

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Fluid Cities: Through the Lens of Modern Life

In a collection of +110 photographs, spanning 160 pages meticulously designed and made in Italy, “Liquid Cities” delves into the concept of ‘Liquid Modernity’ as theorized by Zygmunt Bauman, portraying the fluidity and constant change inherent in today’s urban environments.

“Liquid Cities” stands as a captivating visual journey through the heart of contemporary urbanity, where Gustavo Minas masterfully encapsulates the essence of our transient, fragmented world through street photography offering a unique perspective on the complexity and beauty of modern life.

Navigating Liquid Modernity

Gustavo Minas’ “Liquid Cities” brings to life the concept of ‘Liquid Modernity,’ exploring the fluid and ever-evolving nature of today’s urban landscapes. Through his evocative photography, Minas portrays the impermanent aspects of city life, where human connections are ephemeral and the physical spaces we inhabit are continuously reshaped by the forces of globalization and technological progress.

In “Liquid Cities,” Gustavo Minas shares his artistic evolution from capturing the serene stillness of his hometown to immersing himself in the vibrant chaos of Brasília and other urban centers. His journey is one of introspection and discovery, navigating through themes of alienation and disconnection in modern society. In a delicate balance of light and shadow, movement and stillness, Gustavo Minas captures the essence of urban life in its myriad forms by encouraging us to see beyond the chaos of city life, to the moments of connection and reflection that lie beneath the surface – all in a profound commentary on the human experience in the modern world.

Through his street photography, Gustavo Minas artfully explores the fluidity and diversity of urban landscapes, portraying them as transient spaces that underscore the solitude and fragmentation of contemporary life. This collection is a profound visual commentary on the ever-changing, dynamic experiences that shape our existence in modern cities.

The Photographer

Gustavo Minas

Born in Cassia, a town n Minas Gerais, Brazil, Gustavo Minas embarked on a journey that led him from journalism graduate to a celebrated street photographer. His initial post-graduation year in London, working as a waiter, and subsequent period as a reporter in São Paulo, laid the groundwork for a career pivot that would redefine his life’s trajectory. Disenchanted by the monotony of journalism, Gustavo sought solace and expression in photography.

Gustavo’s philosophy revolves around the joy of capturing moments for himself amidst the urban rush, a practice he has diligently pursued daily, whether at home or on the streets. His work, primarily focusing on the human condition within urban spaces, showcases a profound fascination with light, reflections, and the lives of others.

The book

“Liquid Cities” by Gustavo Minas

Gustavo Minas skillfully captures moments of connection and isolation weaving a narrative that is both deeply personal and universally resonant.

With each photograph, “Liquid Cities” invites the viewer into a world where every moment holds the potential for beauty and reflection.

Designed and Made in Italy

Fedrigoni Papers

Eyeshot uses only papers from Fedrigoni, an Italian paper mill founded in 1888 in Verona. All Fedrigoni’s papers are FSC® certified, made from pure ECF pulp. Every product is fully biodegradable and recyclable.

Symbol Tatami White 135g/m2 is a thick paper coated on both sides with a Matt finish. Its volume and thickness give it a remarkable textural consistency that makes it ideal for prestigious publications such as Eyeshot’s monographs.


EFC: ELEMENTARY CHLORINE FREE. It’s an environmentally friendly type of paper that has been bleached with products free of elemental chlorine. By replacing it with chlorine dioxide, polluting emissions are reduced by 90%.

FSC® MIX. The Forest Stewardship Council is one of the internationally recognised forestry certification systems, which guarantees the proper management of forests and the traceability of the resulting products.

HEAVY METAL ABSENCE. Paper and packaging are produced in a way that allows them to be reused and recycled. The absence of harmful metals and other substances and materials that are hazardous to human health is guaranteed.

LONG LIFE: ISO 9706. This certification ensures that paper production recycles more CO2 than it emits, thus reducing the release of CO2 into the atmosphere that causes global warming. In compliance with ISO 9706 standards, the paper we use is acid-free which gives it resistance to light, wear and tear, and durability over time. It can be stored for up to 200 years.

The Photographer’s Vision

“The subjects tell me the meaning and value of life. To take a picture is to affirm the existence of peopleーthe human nature and karmaーand it’s also an opportunity to affirm my own existence and accept it as it is.”

Gustavo Minas

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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When can I pre-order the book?

The pre-order is available from April 5th to June 31st. After this date, the book will no longer be available for purchase.

Will the book be available after the pre-order period?

No, the book is offered in a time-limited edition. After June 31st, it will be declared “Sold Out” and will no longer be printed.

Can I pre-order multiple books at the same time?

Yes, you can pre-order multiple books simultaneously. In fact, we encourage placing orders for multiple books at once. This approach is not only convenient for you, but also eco-friendly, as it reduces the environmental impact of shipping. Additionally, ordering multiple books in one go means you will only pay for shipping once, making it more cost-effective for you.

What happens if my order includes both available books and pre-order books?

If your order includes both books that are currently available and books that are on pre-order, the entire shipment will be dispatched once all the books in your order are available (see timeline to see when pre-ordered books will be available). This ensures that your order is shipped together, minimizing shipping costs and environmental impact. Please consider this when placing your order, especially if some books are needed by a specific date.

How are the copies of the book made?

Each book is designed and made in Italy, ensuring high quality standards. Each copy is unique, signed by the author, numbered, and considered rare.

When will the shipments of the books start?

Shipments begin on the 2nd of July for all those who have pre-ordered.

How can I track the shipment of my book?

You will receive a tracking number via email once the shipment has departed, allowing you to follow your package’s journey.

Can I order the book after June 31st?

After this date, the book will be declared out of print and further orders will not be possible.

What should I do if I have questions about my order?

For any questions or support, our customer service is available via email to publisher@eyeshotstreetphotography.com.

How do you ensure product quality?

Eyeshot is committed to providing high-quality books, curated with care and passion. Our dedication to the art of photography guarantees an exceptional product.

How is Eyeshot eco-sustainable?

We are committed to reducing environmental impact through responsible printing and shipping practices, reflecting our sustainability values.

How does my purchase support Eyeshot and the world of Independent Photography?

By purchasing this book, you directly support Eyeshot, an independent publisher that actively engages in the international photography publishing landscape. Your support allows us to continue promoting and supporting talented authors in the field of photography and to maintain our commitment to respecting the environment. Each purchase contributes to supporting us in this mission, enabling us to give voice to emerging and established photographers and to share their unique vision of the world.

What is the editorial agreement between the author and Eyeshot?

The author of the book has an editorial contract with Eyeshot, which ensures fair remuneration for the sale of the books and for their commitment to creating the photographs. This agreement underscores our commitment to supporting authors not only through the publication of their works but also by ensuring they receive fair compensation for their talent and dedicated work. By purchasing this book, you contribute not only to supporting Eyeshot as an independent publisher but also to recognizing and valuing the art and commitment of the author.


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