Boxed Editions

Pictures: Folio 2


Vela Noche is delighted to present the Pictures Folios, a series of photographs made during a year-long collaboration between artists Lauren Henkin and Richard Benari.

"We began this project by asking what photography can achieve in the absence of narrative—to know if the essential language of light, texture and tone was enough to hold the viewer. We wanted to convey meaning through the material qualities of the subject rather than through the image itself or through metaphor, allegory or allusion."

Reconfirming the primacy of the photograph as object proved essential to interpreting the images. Each set contains 5 richly printed photographs in pigment on heavyweight archival etching rag paper.  The enclosing folio is constructed of handmade St. Armand paper and is accompanied by a letterpress-printed colophon by artist Rory Sparks.  Each folio in the set of 4 is limited to an edition of 10.

Folio 2 incorporates studio-made constructions.  The photographs measure 4" x 5" on 13" x 18" paper.  The printed colophon is signed and numbered by the artists.

Institutional Collections

Brown University Bell Gallery
Cleveland Museum of Art
Yale University
Smith College Museum of Art


Published in 2013
5 photographs in each folio
Printed by the artists
Image size: 4" x 5"
Sheet size: 13" x 18"
St. Armand handmade folio
Letterpress printed colophon
Limited to 10