[new brazilian topographics]

Obelisk of the State Center – Geometric center of the State of São Paulo. Construction 1951 (71 years). National heritage. Classification: CONDEPHAAT. City of Dorado. Coordinates: 22° 04′ 12″ S 48° 26′ 01″ W. It is located at the confluence of the ‘Comandante João Ribeiro de Barros highway’ (SP-255) with the ‘Luís Augusto de OliveiraContinue reading “[new brazilian topographics]”

“MAKE IT NEW”

“MAKE IT NEW” (Ezra Pound – 1885–1972) This phrase, so to speak, refers to Ezra Pound’s modernist imperative in his eponymous 1934 collection of essays. This ‘slogan’ urges the writer to create from the material of the artwork that is distinctly innovative. The idea behind this ‘slogan’ is, for me, fully desirable in photography.

[place and memory in photography: the beauty of time; the passage of time]

The great US photographer William Christenberry (1936-2016) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Christenberry) once said (https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2010/oct/03/myth) -manners-and-memory-review): “I don’t want my work to be thought of in terms of nostalgia. It’s a matter of place and sense of place. I’m not looking back with nostalgia for the past, but for the beauty of time and the passage of time.” IContinue reading “[place and memory in photography: the beauty of time; the passage of time]”

[new topographics of são paulo state, brasil]

I understand that these photos show the tremendous strength that the sugar and alcohol (ethanol) industry has in Brazil, especially in the interior of the state of São Paulo. But – it seems to me that there is always a but or more than one – it is a type of industrial activity that, althoughContinue reading “[new topographics of são paulo state, brasil]”