A trip to Lisbon

 

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!

Story-in | Vrå Højskole

I’ve been at the spoken-word festival Story-in last weekend at Vrå Højskole where I was camping with my husband and friends. It was a very nice experience, we had a bus ride to Løkken and Lønstrup beaches and the authors read their texts surrounded by the beautiful landscape. There is an article about the festival, where my photos were published at Aarhuslit.

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I was surprised by how the school is a nice and inspiring place! The location would be perfect for a David Lynch movie, I would say. Just look at it!

 

 

 

 

 

Sofie Nilsen @tonefromdenmark did an outstanding presentation on Saturday evening. She created soundscapes that shaped the mood of the place, while the authors, one by one, came to read their texts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And overall I had some nice encounters with pets during the festival, not bad. I would not mind coming back next year, the whole thing feels like just taking a vacation while experiencing the readings and discussions about literature. It is definitely worth a visit!