Flechazo – ’love at first sight’ – is Pia Riverola’s photographic love letter to Mexico
‘It’s the gestures, the moments in between, the sometimes hidden parts, the rituals of the past but even more so the rhythm of the everyday that reveal the heart and soul of a culture.’
Flechazo takes you on a nostalgic journey along Mexican destinations and encounters, capturing its upbeat soul, rich culture, famously lush nature, dreamy beaches and tropical flora- in Riverola’s distinctly captivating and romantic detail.
Born in Barcelona and travelling the globe for her photography, in Mexico Riverola spent her formative years growing into a photographer, woman, lover, mother – and latest Mexican resident.
‘Mexico became my motherland instantly, my guide and my inspiration. Its people and nature took care of me in a defining moment in my life where it nourished me to become my own self – both personally and professionally. I felt part of it from the first moment I arrived, but it also challenged me to fight passionately for myself and my beliefs, which marked a path of growth for me in every aspect of life. Flechazo is my tribute.’
Starting in 2012, Flechazo is a documentation of 10 years spent across the wide country – from Ixtapa to Oaxaca and Mexico City- characterized by her delicate colour palettes and gentle scenes. A journey of intuition and self- led discovery, the book is a constantly evolving mirror of Riverola’s self, her encounters and state of mind. Resulting in a body of work that is full of love, empathy and a sensuality that highlight the magical details of Mexican life.
Flechazo is the book that will make you fall in love with Mexico – even when you’ve never been.
The photobook by Pia Riverola is now available for purchase, in addition to limited fine art prints, which can be accessed through the Homecoming Gallery Website. Please note that the date for her upcoming exhibition show in Amsterdam has not been determined yet, but will be announced later this year on their Instagram page.