[.P.O.R.T.R.A.I.T.S.]

{…portraits…always portraits…} Brassaï (1899-1984) questions in his book ‘Proust and photography’ (original title: ‘Marcel Proust sous l’emprise de la photographie’ and published in Brazil in Portuguese in 2005 by Jorge Zahar Ed., Rio de Janeiro) (version that I now read) that “a simple photograph would possess so as much presence as a real person? Yes,Continue reading “[.P.O.R.T.R.A.I.T.S.]”

Me and Mr. Strand.

In the book “Understanding a photograph” by John Berger (organization and introduction by Geoff Dyer and translation by Paulo Geiger) (Cia das Letras. São Paulo. 2017) (an authentic treatise on photography made known by master Juan Esteves, São Paulo) I read and reread it a few times (good things have to be tasted homeopathically) theContinue reading “Me and Mr. Strand.”

{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}”

“Embraced by the light” or “Why I love black and white photography”

This post was set up in celebration of my first anniversary of my first post on my WordPress site. Done exactly on December 1, 2018. In it I will try to express a very peculiar feeling that occurs when shooting and I hope you feel like me: feel embraced by the light. Blessed by the light.Continue reading ““Embraced by the light” or “Why I love black and white photography””

Multiple Subject Photography: A Brain Storming Exercise

Multi-subject photography may be the most complex language of photography in existence. The literature shows us that there are great masters in this photographic technique (see at the end a citation of great blog on the theme).

The faces of men and women of the field

This is a subproject derived from my ongoing project called “RURALS”. I want with this subproject to show the faces of rural workers, men and women, that I have been photographing for about 4 years. In some ways this subproject is like a record for the posterity of what rural workers were like in myContinue reading “The faces of men and women of the field”

Rural Workers: New Protagonists. New stories. But “all things must past”.

It is truly unbelievable and remarkable what photography promotes in our heads, minds, especially mine, of a photographer. There are many “mind trips” that I go through in each photo shoot and then during the later stage of image selection and post processing. (texto em Português ao final)

‘Time and Patience’ (José Saramago)

“If anyone asks me what time is, I immediately declare my ignorance: I do not know. I hear the beating of the pendulum clock right now, and the answer seems to be there. And if the mirror shows me that I am not who I was a year ago, it will not tell me whatContinue reading “‘Time and Patience’ (José Saramago)”

Rural workers

“I give respect to the unimportant things and unimportant beings. I appreciate bugs more than planes. I value the speed of the turtles more than the speed of the missiles. I have this delay of birth in me. I was equipped to be like birds. I have plenty to be happy about it. My backyard is greaterContinue reading “Rural workers”