New project called ‘dissolvências” in portuguese. I don´t find the exact word for the title in English. The first translation that came to my mind is ‘dissolutions’ but it is no quite correct to the meaning I want to give to this project.
I just wanted to encourage you to look at 10 photos from my new series that I started “in the rain” a few days ago. The photos are from the city of São Carlos, SP, through streets and corners that I’ve seen since 1969 (with several gaps, some long, living and studying outside Brazil in several countries).
These streets, houses and other buildings mean a lot to me and were ‘handpicked’.
I always liked seeing the rain, feeling the rain and, of course, photographing the rain/in the rain.
Ever since I was a boy, when I was still working on the small farm helping my parents, I’ve had ‘this thing’ with rain.
These beginnings of summer, like now, and the summers themselves were days, weeks when there was a lot of rain and little could be done to work in the rain and so I miss the meetings with the employees of my parents, my uncles and even a neighboring farm belonging to a friend of my father’s where there were a much larger number of employees, rural workers, and in sheds we watched time go by… often listening to viola, guitar, tambourine and accordion music than many workers, predominantly from the Northeast and black people who came to the ‘south’ to work on the farms… I think that there I believed a taste marked by music, by the roots of the Brazilian people and by cachaça (I drank a few sips even though I was still a boy, already ceasing to be a boy). …lol…..There were fabulous coffee plantations specifically on this farm called São Sebastião and also on my parents’ small property.
I hope you like it! Leave your sensations, feelings about it! for which I thank you in advance.
A 2023 full of dreams and hopes for all of us!!! And long live the photography that keep us alive!!!
My tribute to FERNANDO LEMOS (1926-2019), a great multidisciplinary artist (Luso-Brazilian) who in one of his photos of shadows of a tree on the ground, subverting the order, called it LIGHTS ON THE GROUND directing attention, not to the tree, but to the light and shapes that the spectator could recognize.
Lemos’ friend Fernando Azevedo says – inspired by Lemos’ works -: “the truth is made of two truths: one ordered, the other that it refuses. However, the imaginary is not lodged between the two, but in the risk of the simultaneous trapeze that is made with both”.
my photo (below): LIGHTS ON THE FLOOR AND ON THE WALL (2019).