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]”
From my brand new series (under construction – January/2022) called: fotoGRAPHICS: diptychs that are intended to show “fragmentation …. recreation of the visible world in a game of lines, lights and shadows …. abstractionism and surrealism … geometrization of motifs … graphics”.
“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.
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]”
…recent shots from my project NEW TOPOGRAPHICS of the state of São Paulo, SE Brazil….
[if I could go back in time I would want to go back to a time when I would be as fast as the turbulent rapids of a river; that the gallop of my horse Baio; that my green Mercswiss bike cutting through the dusty roadway; faster than the wind; freer than the wild beastsContinue reading “[if…]”
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]”