Black and white photography is a photographic aesthetic that I use as a personal choice, not for aesthetics per se, but simply because I love it. Simply because shooting in monochrome allows me to get images that mirror my view of the world, the things I think, the things I like, what my life experience has taught me. This choice allows me to represent in my photographs my reality of the world and the things in it. Continue reading “Black & White Landscapes: Magic and Beauty of Nature”
“The real is not in the exit, nor in the arrival, it is available to us is in the middle of the crossing” (Guimarães Rosa, in Grande Sertão: Veredas)
“Profound Brasil” – In it, what you find yourself, are very simple people, but very rich in the soul. Rich for giving themselves to the maximum and in an extremely spontaneous and true way. They are also devoted to the intense dialogues and open smiles. They are sincere and authentic. Perhaps all this richness signifies the main virtues of these people who are estranged, isolated, body and soul (and by personal choice), from the great cities and their customs and ( many) mass addictions. The value of these people is not only perceived in these characteristics, but also expressed by the value given to time, that is, to the meaning and use of time. Continue reading “Profound Brasil”
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 surrounded by a heart, and sometimes the date of registration. Continue reading “Love Inscriptions”
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.
For me there is no separation between photography and life. Both go hand in hand. Parodying the great Brazilian poet Ferreira Gullar (“art exists because life is not enough”) I would say that “photography exists because life is not enough”.
Even on days when you don’t feel so inspired photography can enhance your day. Just before you open your camera’s diaphragm, open your head, your mind. Pleasant surprises always come to you.
Photographs: tree trunks of cut trees on the University of São Paulo campus at São Carlos (SP Brasil; the city where I live). These were very old trees that the university administration decided to cut them down to avoid risk to people.
These shots were made with my little Lumix LX100II using the dynamic monochrome setting. Shots were post processed.
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 Brazil and we are in the beginning of winter … a very mild winter, I must say, with pleasant temperatures. It only bothers the low atmospheric humidity of this time.
It is worth and fun experimenting with photography. And, one of the experiments is blur photography. Continue reading “Making blurred photographs in praise of blurred photographs”