“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….
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 from Brazil)”
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.
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]”
[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>>>”