Artists Axel De Marteau
Publisher Self published
In Saly, De Marteau explores the journey of a salamander, wandering off in the burning sun, in the small village of St Piereville in France. The images show the movements of the little creature, ultimately blending into a choreography. The backdrop is whited out. The only context left is a small dot of dirt, which functions as a point of recognition.
To emphasize the salamanders subtle gestures, the book is printed on a risograph. It’s journey is translated into one sequence. The salamander strolls from one page to another, seemingly unaware of the limitations of the book.