Some portfolios grab you immediately, like an angry but stereotypical dog attacking a bewildered postman, but others work on you less directly, like a…ok I’m out of similes but you get the idea. Jose Enrique Montes Hernandez is an El Salvador-born, Montreal-based photographer whose work initially seems to be skilfully if recognisably on-trend. But within his portfolio are projects that wrongfoot you, such as this Manos series which is all about multiplicity and a disconcertingly unwavering focus on slightly different actions. There’s no explanation, no context and dates on his work all of which I feel rather adds to the enigmatic charm.
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Rob joined It’s Nice That as Online Editor in July 2011 before becoming Editor-in-Chief and working across all editorial projects including itsnicethat.com, Printed Pages, Here and Nicer Tuesdays. Rob left It’s Nice That in June 2015.