During the last year, I have photographed at PAVISA, a large glass factory complex located in Naucalpan, Mexico City’s satellite industrial city. The factory produces high quality bottles for perfumes, liquors and cosmetics, as well as highly refined glassware made in glassblowing traditional style. A large part of PAVISA’s production goes to the United States and Europe.
The idea of photographing PAVISA’s belongs to Luis Enrique Gonzalez, CEO of the company. While discussing with Mr. Gonzalez, who is an avid collector and knowledgeable of the arts, about the possibilities of creating something different (in 2012 PAVISA had already published a very nicely photographed book of their bottles), we came up with the idea of photographing the factory in classic black and white, trying to capture the soul of the complex, the spirit of the people who work there and the power of fire, an essential element in the making of glass.
We wanted to create a book on which photography, picture editing and design will become a piece of art by itself. The upcoming book is definitively far from a corporate publication or annual report, and attempts to represent the factory as it is. The book will be published as limited edition of 100, presented on a glass box.
The images of this post will be included in the book.