(based on a true story)
Signed zine edition
Large Format Magazine Version
Published by BurnBooks April 2013
Edition of 2,500 copies for sale and 2,500 copies for free to the people in Rio de Janeiro
66 full bleed photographs 22″ x 15″
1 roadmap for original re-assembling
Fedrigoni Splendor Extra White 160 gr & 85 gr
Photographs: David Alan Harvey
Layout and Design: Bryan Harvey
Producer: Eva-Maria Kunz
Coordinator: Diego Orlando
Production: Andrea Barbato, Michael Courvoisier, Candy Pilar Godoy
The magazine version of the award-winning and critically acclaimed (based on a true story) is its own unique experience. Larger than the original, immersive and sensual, beckoning you to dive into the scene and become one of the character's in this semi-fictional narrative.
The original version of (based on a true story), which was expensive by nature as an art object or an artisan object, is gone. I like art and art objects… At the same time I hate to be in any way elitist with my work. So we printed this magazine version in Italy on the same paper as the book. Yes, less expensive, yet not cheaper. - DA
“(based on a true story) seems to be a random machine gun attack of a book, but it’s not. It’s held together by carefully (and very cleverly) calculated clues. External elements such as the postcard of clues and the ‘map’ (it’s a visual map – I found it in the end) of the book point you in one direction…you get a raucous, dynamic and thoroughly enjoyable ride around the hillsides of Rio de Janeiro, in a book where the text, design and layout is incisive, innovative and fun.”
— COLIN PANTALL for photo-eye
“The power of the best ideas comes from the intuitive, the connections that come out of nowhere (or seem to) from sensual and emotional places...not from logical story lines."
- John Matthias Mitchum
"It takes its place as one of the best of the more extravagantly designed photobooks at a time when extravagant design is making a comeback."
- From The Photobook: A History, Volume III
by Martin Parr and Gerry Badger