© Eugenio Espino Barros. 'Orphan's Asylum, Mexico City'

Alejandro Cartagena delights again with his introduction to Eugenio Espino Barros‘ work.

Barros designed his own cameras, which might explain why his subjects look more and more like cardboard cutouts toward the edges of the picture.

His official bio states, “At the age of sixteen he built his first camera, using cardboard and using the lenses from binoculars as his camera lens.”