Paranapiacaba Noir. Noir c’est noir !

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***

1 Vista Cdde Alta da Baixa Ppiacaba Nikon (4) 16Set18-1

2 Telhada de casa Ppiacaba Set18-1

An abandonned hostel at Paranapiacaba, SP-Brazil Sept/20184 The fog is coming Ppiacaba Set18-15c Relógio de Torre Ppiacaba Nikon (10) 16Set18-16a Casa de madeira Ppiacaba Nikon (2) 16Set18-16b Casa velha Ppiacaba Nikon (2) 16Set18-17a Linhas velhas de trem e a neblina Ppiacaba 15Set18-1

Published by Antonio Mozeto

I'm an amateur photographer based in the city of São Carlos, São Paulo state, SE Brazil. I used to make photographs since I was about 15-17 years old. My first camera was a Olympus Trip, an analogue camera. Many years after that I switched to several digital cameras. Presently I own a Nikon D500 with a small set of lenses and a Fujifilm X100T 23mm. A few years after my retirement as an university professor, after teaching Environmental Chemistry at the Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar) for 45 years, I decided to invest money and time dedicating myself more seriously to photography. I´ve taken on-line courses as well as I´ve participated to various photography festival across Brazil. By far, my biggest interest is street photography. And in it, I'm interested in portraits, everyday street scenes and architecture.

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