With Auto Erot­i­ca, pho­tog­ra­ph­er Ale­jan­dra Guer­rero takes us on a seduc­tive visu­al ride. A break­down on a remote road, a dou­ble life, a body shop after hours, day­dream­ing in traf­fic, an illic­it tryst … these are just some of the scenes in which she makes the car a pro­tag­o­nist. Guer­rero grew up against a back­drop of sleek auto­mo­biles. As a child she would sit in the driver’s seat of her mother’s Mer­cedes and imag­ine her­self one day being in con­trol of such an ele­gant machine. Her father was a mechan­i­cal engi­neer who made a hob­by of fix­ing up cool cars, and she would watch him at work, tak­ing in the details of fins and fend­ers. It sparked a fas­ci­na­tion, which became an adult pas­sion, which even­tu­al­ly inspired an entire body of work. Auto Erot­i­ca is Guerrero’s sec­ond mono­graph with Cir­ca and fol­lows Wicked Women down the same elec­tri­fy­ing road.

Miss Rosen is a New York-based writer whose focus is on art, pho­tog­ra­phy, and cul­ture. Her work has been pub­lished in books, mag­a­zines, and web­sites includ­ing Time, Vogue, Aper­ture, and Art­sy, among others.

‘Cars are in my blood­stream – I love them as objects of desire and adven­ture. I’ve owned many cars and made count­less road trips, and always get a kick from being behind the wheel.’ – Ale­jan­dra Guerrero

About Alejandra Guerrero

Alejandra Guerrero is a photographer whose work offers a unique vision of female-empowered eroticism. Raised in Bogotá, Colombia, she grew up against a backdrop of sleek automobiles. As a child she would sit in the driver’s seat of her mother’s Mercedes and dream of one day being in control of such an elegant machine. Her father was a mechanical engineer whose hobby was restoring cool cars, and she would watch him at work, taking in the details of fins and fenders. It sparked a fascination, which became an adult passion, which eventually inspired an entire body of work. Guerrero’s artistic inclinations were manifested early on, first in drawing and painting, and making clothes for her dolls, then in her final year of school in life classes. She enrolled in an industrial design/fine arts course at Los Andes University in Colombia, then in 1999 she decided to take a break and moved to Chicago, where she took a job in a photo lab. Recognising that she had found her path, she transferred to the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) to study photography. Her erotic work began in 2003, when as part of a Chicago artist’s organisation called Fluxcore, two of her photographs were included in a show about sex and technology called Turn On. She currently lives and works in Chicago. AUTO EROTICA is Guerrero’s second monograph with Circa and follows WICKED WOMEN down the same electrifying road.

‘Cars are in my bloodstream – I love them as objects of desire and adventure. I’ve owned many cars and made countless road trips, and always get a kick from being behind the wheel.’ – Alejandra Guerrero

About Miss Rosen

Miss Rosen is a New York-based writer who got her start writing nightclub reviews for the Village Voice, in 1997. Since then, she has gone on to launch her own imprint, Miss Rosen Editions, publishing art, photography, memoir, and fiction titles. Her work has been featured in Time, Vogue, Artsy, Aperture, i-D, and Dazed, as well as monographs by Martha Cooper, Arlene Gottfried, and Joe Conzo, and a Tom of Finland exhibition catalogue. She has lectured at Columbia University, the International Center of Photography, and Parson’s School of Design.

About Circa Press

Circa is a London-based, experimental press, rooted in a wealth of publishing  experience. They are working with authors, artists, designers and photographers who are also passionate about what they do. Often they are pioneers – mavericks and risk takers – whose creative instincts can be  provocative. They push boundaries and explore new  ground. Circa values these collaborations, and aims to reflect that spirit of adventure in publications with the highest editorial and  production values. Circa’s program embraces all aspects of ‘visual  culture’, which means anything aesthetically significant that intrigues or excites the editors. Above all, Circa is motivated by powerful writing and  compelling ideas. They love making beautiful books!

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