NOTHING TO SEE HERE IS A BOOK FILLED WITH OVER 200 PAGES OF VISUAL DOCUMENTATION OF THE YEAR IN THE LIFE OF A MAN DIAGNOSED, TREATED, AND RECOVERED FROM, CANCER.
TWO ARTISTS, SANDRO MILLER, ESTEEMED PHOTOGRAPHER, AND BRAULIO FONSECEA, CREATIVE WRITER, COMBINED THEIR TALENTS AND COLLABORATED FOR OVER A YEAR AND A HALF TO PRODUCE A BOOK THAT IS TRANSPARENT IN STORY TELLING, CREATED TO MAKE YOU LOOK AT IT, HAVE TIME WITH IT, AND FORCE IMAGES AND THOUGHTS INTO YOUR PSYCHE. THE POETICALLY RE-CREATED MOMENTS IN TIME, LEAVING YOU NO CHOICE BUT TO REACT.
THIS WAS CREATED TO SHOW THE RAW HONEST GRITTY FILTH OF IT ALL... THE EMBARRASSING MOMENTS. THE GROSS DETAILS IN WRITINGS AND IN PICTURES...THE DEPRESSION...THE CHEMO...AND THE RECOVERY. THE BOOK IS RAW AND DRASTIC.
Sandro Miller is an American portrait photographer (working professionally as "Sandro") known for his expressive images, and his close work with John Malkovich and the other ensemble members of Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company.
At the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in July 2011, Sandro was acknowledged with a Saatchi & Saatchi Best New Director Award for his short video “Butterflies” featuring John Malkovich. For the past five years, in juried competition within the industry, Sandro has been voted one of the top 200 advertising photographers in the world.
In 2014 + 2015, the Lucie Foundation honored Sandro with the “International Photographer of the Year Award” for his achievements in photography.
Braulio Fonseca is a natural born story teller with an insatiable thirst for life. Fonseca is a Veteran of the US ARMY and graduated with honors from Columbia College Chicago where he studied Creative Non Fiction and Screenwriting.
In 2001 Fonseca was diagnosed with Cancer for the first time at the age of 19 and now, 15 years later, a relapse. Fonseca recently was diagnosed again which spurred on the creative collaboration between him and Sandro Miller. Since his final drip of chemo in December of 2015 Fonseca has made it his life to do as much and see as much of the world as possible.
In 2016 he was not in a city for more than 2 weeks at a time and traveled the country working in his creative field. Physically he has dedicated himself to a healthy lifestyle.
When I sat down to begin this transcription I sat in front of my typewriter and readied the ink ribbon. In doing so my fingers were smudged with black ink. I wiped them on a side sheet of paper and began to type. When I took a break I saw my reflection in the mirror and noticed there was ink on my face from my fingers rubbing against my cheeks. I instantly thought about an indian warrior putting on his WARPAINT before battle, as it seemed I too was going to war, and I too was donned with WARPAINT.