Release of my first photobook called “RURAIS” (rural workers form Brazil)

RURAIS is a book of black and white photographs of rural workers in Brazil published by Editora Origin which was curated by Juan Esteves and an exceptional graphic design by Roberto Weigand. The book features 98 photographs (148 pages – 25cm high x 23cm wide) of various rural workers from four Brazilian states in theirContinue reading “Release of my first photobook called “RURAIS” (rural workers form Brazil)”

Giacomelli once again: ‘paesaggio-agricolo’ and ‘la buona terra’

Mario Giacomelli, born in Senigallia, Italy on 08/01/1925 and died in Senigallia on 11/25/2000, was a great Italian and world photographer, but he was also a typographer and painter.

[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]”

>>>country home>>>

[I want my country home with sheep, goats, horses and cows solemnly grazing in my yard; let it be neither small nor big, just the ideal size; that it contains a small lake ahead so I can see the reflection of the sun setting while sipping a good cachaça from an alembic; that contains myContinue reading “>>>country home>>>”

Four very small rural chapels beside the road.

Within my project of New Topographics of the Interior of Brazil I photograph in my trips very small rural chapels beside roads in very small towns where the roads usually pass alongside them or in the middle. These polyptychs that I present are from chapels in the south of the state of Minas Gerais, southeasternContinue reading “Four very small rural chapels beside the road.”

Can we mimic/emulate/imitate/copy (or just try to) great masters in photography? I guess so…

I’m (almost) absolutely sure you won’t believe it: I never seek to mimic/emulate (or using a uglier word in this case: imitate, copy) photographs of great masters (of all of us photographers, I believe), but this ghost (if it’s really a ghost he’s a good one) chases me….even though, premeditatedly (this is another thing IContinue reading “Can we mimic/emulate/imitate/copy (or just try to) great masters in photography? I guess so…”

{why landscape photography enchants me}

I wonder: why black and white landscape photography continues to entertain me, to enchant me over the years?…I think it’s for many reasons…but I wouldn’t dare mention the main one…only I know that I am more enchanted with each passing day that I photograph landscapes like the ones I share now…I hope you like it…leaveContinue reading “{why landscape photography enchants me}”

{like a tattoo}

{like a tattoo} – [I was born: I grew up: I raised children and grandchildren: I lived and live in a place where time is another time; another dimension; a time that is more peaceful, like the dairy cows that lie down motionless and sleepy in the pasture at night: they stay there, quietly andContinue reading “{like a tattoo}”