Feelings about film photography: “use the treasures you have kept”

After almost 40 years I am back to ‘analogue’. I return to analog photography, film photography that is associated with my digital photography. This phrase “use the treasures you have kept” is from a great friend of mine –  Ricardo ‘Lilika‘ Lima – and it expresses a deep feeling about the film photography that he feels and that I have felt again in the last few days. Read More

Portraits

Antonio Mozeto

“My portraits are a lot more about me than they are about the people I photograph.”
Richard Avedon.
“In portrait photography you can not strip the surface to see the real nature of a person. The surface is all you’ve got. You work with what’s there – what’s waiting to be discovered.”
Richard Avedon in “Avedon at work. In the American West by Laura Wilson “.
“I am going to find what is permanent in this face. Truth comes with fatigue. He displays himself just as he is, just as he did not want to look.”
Irving Penn.

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What impresses me the most about Matt Black’s photography.

In general terms, each one of us writes things about topics that we like, which we value. As a photographer, I write not only about my photography, but about other artists-photographers that I admire, who have works that most impact me, and this is the case of this post: I want to write to say about what impacts me the most, what brings me the most excitement in his work, which I would call, photojournalist-photographer-artist-social scientist North American, named Matt Black. Read More

Diary of a trip

The slightly yellow and warm waters of the Paraná River (27° 16 ’09 “S, 58° 14′ 38” W), just south of beloved South America, bathe a region that is home to incredibly beautiful and important aquatic ecosystems (riverine and wetlands) for the ecology of many species of terrestrial and aquatic animals and plants of the world. Read More