Untourist is a provocation about the nature of travel. Who are we when we travel? Mere tourists? Do we strive to be more? How do we see the new environment we’ve just landed on? How do we behave? Can we ever scratch the surface of a new culture, even it we so desperately desire to?
The project started with Lucas Lenci, a Brazilian photographer and editor, going through piles and piles of photos Guilherme and I had taken during our many trips to Japan in the last 10 years. He’s created a unique narrative that had us looking at our memories in a completely different way.
The book was printed in limited editions, and we’ve also created fine art prints of 5 of the doubles. All books were sold immediately upon launch.