Mozart's opera libretto "The Magic Flute" is the plot of the visual narration of this photobook. It uses existing photographic projects to reinterpret them and present them as if the photographs had been taken for the edition of this book. To expose the idea, several photographic projects were selected, being the work of Bryan Schutmaat “Grays the Mountain Sends“ the most important. Photographs of Mira Andres, Hans Van Asch and Mara Sánchez Ranero complete the narration. "Die Zauberflöte" uses contemporary photography to show a classic oeuvre, decontextualizing and updating it.
The book was conceived as if it was an operatic representation. Divided into two acts, like the original play, the narrative was also built thinking about what happens on stage, beyond the performance itself. Elements such as the existence of the libretto and its reading by the viewer; the role of the curtain as an element of opening and closing acts; the black fades or the intermission between each act, are part of the structure of the book.
Once this piece was finished, the design of the covers for four more books were developed, thus forming a collection. Each of the books follow the same premises, with different operas being the main thread of the photographic projects they contain. To complete the project, the logo of the publishing label that publishes the collection was created.
This project was developed during the postgraduate course in photography and editorial design at EINA. It was not conceived for commercial distribution, but as a creative exercise in a training context.