[new topographics from the interior of the state of são paulo-brazil]

According to the writer and curator Luisa Duarte (IN: Rio Branco, Miguel – Crosswords, dreamed, stolen, used, bled. São Paulo, SP-Brazil. IMS. 2020) and, according to the Benjaminian concept (Walter Benjamin – essayist, German Jewish literary critic, translator, philosopher and sociologist; 1892-1940) on the temporality of works of art “a work of art does notContinue reading “[new topographics from the interior of the state of são paulo-brazil]”

Images of a profound Brazil that I miss so much

A feeling that has been on me for the last months: ‘feeling of a profound Brazil’. These are images of people, customs of life (personal and collective), beautiful untouched rural landscapes or small-scale farming, all very authentic, where men and women work hard day by day and live a simple life far from the sophisticationContinue reading “Images of a profound Brazil that I miss so much”

Love Inscriptions

Oh the love! With so many ways to be expressed. In Brazil – and I believe in other countries too – there is, as a tradition, to record it through inscriptions or engravings made (with some sharp object) on tree trunks. They usually record names or initials of the couple, which is usually also surroundedContinue reading “Love Inscriptions”

Save the largest tropical rainforest in the world: the Amazon.

Save the largest tropical rainforest in the world: the Amazon. Let us be indignant at what is happening to the largest rainforest in the world. With what these abominable actions of the Brazilian federal government are proposing for the future of this forest. Scanned photographs of color slides made in the early and late 1980s.Continue reading “Save the largest tropical rainforest in the world: the Amazon.”

Hands that paint, sculpt and burn

I have always been fascinated by the manual work of those people who daily, 30 days a month, 365 days a year are hard, but tenderly with their hands and arms. And, there is no greater example of this work than in a porcelain articles factory. In this case, the Monte Sião Porcelain factory, inContinue reading “Hands that paint, sculpt and burn”

Cascade of lights

Cascade of lights in the skies of São Carlos, São Paulo state, SE Brazil. It is not all day that you see such a sky. As I’m always with my little Lumix LX100II camera on board, everything I needed to do is look at the skies for this great sunset. I live in southeastern BrazilContinue reading “Cascade of lights”

Feast of the Holy Kings – Glória, MG-Brasil (2017-9)

In Brazil, mainly in the interior, there are so-called “Reisados” ​​or “Folias de Reis”, folk festivals that have been influenced by the European origins of the celebration, but have adopted local forms and expressions in music, dance and prayers, depending of the region within the country.