Hello, Dear Friends.
This is my first post of my blog. And, I decided this to be my first photozine called “Paranapiacaba Noir”. This PhotoZine inaugurates a series of publications in this format (thematic and digital PhotoZines) that aims to promote my work in photography. My photozine is called moZZine.
Beginning this series with the publication of selected photographs made in a visit to Paranapiacaba-SP on the occasion of the local Photography Festival that took place on 15-16 / September / 2018.
The title of this work “Paranapiacaba Noir” is due to the photographer’s taste for the B & W photographs of marked and strong contrast as to the “film noir”. Film noir, according to Wikipedia, “is a cinematic term used primarily to describe stylish Hollywood crime dramas, particularly those that emphasize cynical attitudes and sexual motivations. Hollywood’s classical film noir period is generally regarded as extending from the early 1940s to the late 1950s. Film noir of this era is associated with a low-key, black-and-white visual style that has roots in German Expressionist cinematography. Many of the prototypical stories and much of the attitude of classic noir derive from the hardboiled school of crime fiction that emerged in the United States during the Great Depression”.
Seeing these photographs that I made in Paranapiacaba I felt touched by the spirit of the film noir and I gave this name to this photozine. These photos I made, for me, are loaded with strong nostalgia, reminding me of the memories of a very old city and with dark mood.
This series of Zines begins in the digital format. With time and experience they can also be presented in printed form.
I hope you like the photos and the story behind this particular photozine.
São Carlos, SP – Brasil – December 3rd/2018.
Antonio MOZeto – ***moZZine***