Portraits from Paradise. Tom Weedon & Veronica More

Title: Retrats des del paradís. Tom Weedon & Veronica More

Duration: 61 min

Year: 2023

Genre: Documentary

Language: Catalan and English

Target: All audiences

Direction and Script: Joan Bonet

Director of Photography: Jaume Caldentey

Production: Núria Cano

Literary Treatment: Maties Salom

Narration Veronica More: Caterina Alorda

Narration Tom Weedon: Toni Pons

Voiceover: Immaculada Villalonga / Maties Salom

Original Music: Josep Umbria

Graphic Design:Luis Ozonas

A production by La Perifèrica Produccions in co-production with IB3 Televisió, with the collaboration of the Mallorca Council and ICIB. With the participation of Cordelia Weedon, Trinidad Morell, Maria José Mulet, Lucía Graves, Xisco Bonnín, Jack Taït.

Synopsis

Portraits from Paradise is the audiovisual account of the existential journey of Tom Weedon, English photographer, tireless traveler, unique observer and authentic “Street photographer”.

From his migration to Australia in the 1920s to try his luck, until his untimely death in Mallorca at the age of 51, Weedon captured with his camera the world he knew. Places such as Egypt, the Middle East, Ceylon or Central Europe were the protagonists of his images and graphic reports.

Retrats des del paradís. Tom Weedon & Veronica More

By chance, in 1956 he was recommended to visit Mallorca and a particular town: Fornalutx. The infatuation with the place was so intense that the Weedon family bought a house in the village where they spent the following summers.

Tom’s frail health led to his untimely death just three years later, but during this period, between 1956 and 1959, his still camera and 16mm film camera. they left us unrepeatable impressions of an island still intact.