“In a world where visual information is absolutely boundless, what sense does it make to keep taking pictures? Why keep capturing images of the same old corners. What we need to do is stop, take a deep breath and go back to the archive.”
Postcards & Memories could be a documentary portrait of Josep Planas, and is indeed that, but it is also a documentary about memory, tourism, nostalgia, poverty and hedonism, leisure activity and fun, love and the landscape. It is a work about the unquestionable power of images and commercializing memories. And it is also a homage to an island that once was.