I have written this before, but it is good to reiterate: about the happy moments of a photographer.
I often like to express life in false-color images. Perhaps it is an attempt to show life as it is not in reality.
Let me express some strong feelings that I have for street photography and, especially, for street color portraits.
My instagram and my website have a title and motto that have a story behind. It was fundamentally inspired by a phrase (or even much more than that), in a ‘concept’ created by the great Chilean photographer Sergio Larraín (Sergio Larraín Echeñique; born in 5 September1931 in Santiago, Chile – death in 7 February 2012…
Each day I am more convinced that we should not label our photography …. assign it to one or more genre. This is because photography is photography, nothing more than this.
“Fight for street photography” Or “How a Brazilian hick photographer saw and felt New York city in 2017”.
Most of my life I worked as a professor at the university. I was successful in this activity and I have always been very happy and fulfilled. But now that I’ve been practicing full-time photography in my new life cycle, what does happiness mean to me?
Black and white photos are for me the most perfect translation of simplistic photography.
Arnold Abner Newman (March 3rd/1918 – June 6th/2006) once said: “A portrait is a form of biography. Its purpose is to inform you now and to record for history.”
I feel that photography is, above all, a state of the soul.
A central thought about my photography: try not to portray things, objects, life in general, as they are in real life, but rather as I feel them.
The more I read about this subject, the more I feel convinced that the photographs I make are primarily meant to make me happier and a better person, not a better photographer.