These photos were all taken early on today. It was quite foggy here in Aarhus and I’ve been walking for hours taking pictures, with no route in mind. I just followed the light. Until my socks got wet from getting into weird places and I started freezing.
For those of you interested in seeing my work and who might be in the UK, I am participating in the “Photography on a postcard 2017” exhibition in London. It takes place at theprintspace and it will run until 24th October. So, if you’re in town, there is still a chance to check it out.
The exhibition counts with some prestigious photographers such as Martin Parr, Wolfgang Tillmans, Simon Norfolk, Tom Hunter, Chris Steele Perkins and many other upcoming talents. All the money will go to the Hepatitis C Trust’s fundraising arm. Check more information on Art on A Postcard.
This photo series is a result of my personal experience as a Brazilian expat living in Europe who visited Portugal for the first time. The pictures here presented invite the viewer to witness what I once witnessed with my own eyes for the first time – or did I? Isn’t it all what we see just a construction, a culmination of all what we’ve seen before?
A certain ambiguity is a common ground that tight these images together. They present a stretch of the reality and they do not aim to describe it or fill in the gap between what is real and what is my perception of it – they rather open up for new possibilities and interpretations that the viewer has the freedom to fill in. In this sense, all photographic work has a potential to be surreal, given that it never presents the facts – it is always a point of view which presents relationships between elements that once were part of the reality.
* This is part of an ongoing project, which I started editing and invited a friend to collaborate. Stay tuned!
So, it is time for some more night photography. And if you saw a bit of my posts before, you have seen that I usually like to take pictures at night.
Earlier this week I submitted some night photos to the Lensculture Streetphotography awards. You can see my photos here.
I particularly think it is nice to send some material, regardless of being published or chosen by their jury. It is a nice way to be part of a broad network and I found many cool subscriptions and references of other photographers too. So, that’s nice.
These pictures were not included, though. I just took them after my subscription 🙂
I somehow use to take more pictures during the winter. These pictures are from last winter, except the first one, which I took yesterday. I had a great evening with friends on the beach and got a cool shot when it finally got dark at around 23h. Not bad at all…
I have a friend that collects pictures of things that people left behind on the streets. He usually takes pictures of printers and washing machines, but also other stuff. He asked me to go to a location to take a picture of a printer for him and on the way home I decided to stop and shoot every time I spotted something unusual that was left behind. And this is the result.
For the first update here this year, I decided to look back to the pictures taken in 2016 and make a selection of 9 photos based on my instagram account. These are photos that somehow got more attention from the viewers.
I know that there are many factors that may play a role when it comes to the amount of “likes” a picture gets and in most of the cases it doesn’t mean anything, but I was curious if these photos had anything in common at all or if I could see a trend in terms of composition that could be related to them.