Será um PHOTOBOOK Club Witkin e eu

Photobook Club 4.04.2014A próxima sessão do PHOTOBOOK Club Lisboa terá lugar no próximo dia 4 de abril, entre as 19h e as 20h30, na CoworkLisboa,  LX Factory ( Evento no Facebook).

Desta vez está em cima da mesa, o livro editado em 2012 em França pela Delpire sobre a obra de Witkin, com o titulo de “Witkin“.  Além das fotografias publicadas, há detalhes, páginas de desenhos, esboços preparatórios e um texto, Crazy about Christ, de por Eugenia Parry, que tem como objetivo dar pistas, se não diretrizes para o trabalho do autor. Em 2013 foi editado An Objective Eye, um novo filme/documentário sobre Witkin. Vale a pena ver. Para os interessados aqui fica o trailer:

Em cima da mesa estará também o meu projeto “Tomai o Meu Corpo” , que há tempos atrás aqui divulguei e roda por aqui.  Serão apresentadas fotografias inéditas do projeto e o “livro objeto” criado para apresentação do trabalho em dezembro de 2013.

A missão do Photobook Club é promover o livro de fotografia enquanto forma particular de discurso fotográfico, convidando fotógrafos, galeristas e editores a apresentar os seus livros de eleição.
O PhotoBook Club Lisboa é uma organização conjunta do THE PORTFOLIO PROJECT, da IMAGERIE e do COWORKLISBOA, dinamizado localmente por mim próprio e pelos fotógrafos  Magda Fernandes, Mário Pires, Susana Paiva e pelo designer Fernando Mendes, tendo como objetivos a promoção, reflexão e discussão em torno do livro de fotografia.

Todos os meses o PHOTOBOOK Club Lisboa elege um livro de fotografia que apresenta publicamente, numa sessão de entrada livre e gratuita nas instalações do COWORKLISBOA, na LX Factory.

As sessões tem lugar na 1ª sexta-feira de cada mês, entre as 19h e as 20h30, entrada livre.

COWORK LISBOA | Rua Rodrigues Faria, 103, LX Factory, 1300-501 Lisboa, Portugal.


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How did I get into photography

One of these days an art critic asked me how I did I became interested in photography! It is one of those pocket questions for which we think we have the answer on the tip of the tongue, but it is sometimes more difficult than it seems. Of course we all know the answer. Usually, “is a passion that awakened early”, because a family member liked or like to photograph, because we want to immortalize moments, give voice to certain causes, make known beauties and horrors, etc..
How was it with me? How did I get into photography?
As a child I have been just bitten by the bug! Just after been bitten by it, I became interested in photography as the child that all photographers should be: the curious look in the ceaseless discovery of what we look at, but we don’t truly see. The willingness to see reality in a different way, the one that is only visible as a product of the photographic camera. For example, the time shown in the picture (recorded movement in the form of a “blur”) is provided only in photography. My live music photos or the Threads of Life series are for me the best examples. This is something that captivates me, it always surprises me and only photography can give me!
The bug stung me when I was about 7 years, more or less. In fact, don’t know why and it just doesn’t matter, someone offered me a bireflex camera. I don’t even knew what it was and never got any picture with it. But I liked to see through it! It was a toy. It disappeared in time. Psychologically this “toy” that stood between me and reality may ultimately constitute a defensive line of mine “I” before the world.
I think this is my biggest interest in photography: to be my defense of others and, simultaneously, the form of revealing mine I to the world! Contradictory? Perhaps. “ Living is to be in contradiction ”, said Sarte, therefore I do not worry about it.
While adolescent without means to buy a camera, I photographed with borrowed compact cameras. At that time there was not like today, places on the internet where I could have fun playing, let’s say, online bingo like on Bingogodz and even earn a few bucks. For a long time I was a “seasonal” photographer with a Yashica Electro 35 G.
I photographed on holidays, especially family and one or another photographic adventure! Only much later age and recently in time (1999) I was able to buy my first SLR in 2003 and make first professional photography course and a photographic aesthetics course at Oficina da Imagem. Then I saw the cosmos and I began a journey in which I could put into practice some ideas, attending workshops and other courses and devote more time to photography. I don’t identify myself in traditional photography. I look for alternatives.
Basically, I do not take pictures, I like to do them!


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Fireworks

FIREWORKSFireworks, ou como quem diz, fogo de artificio! Há sempre uma primeira vez para tudo! Não é o género de fotografia que me apaixone, mas sou muito curioso e no sábado passado fui até à Marina de Oeiras fotografar “foguetes”!

Aqui fica um dos exemplares que de lá trouxe. Ficou a vontade de repetir para melhorar! Abreijos!

Fireworks! There is always a first time for everything! Not the kind of photography that I’m passionate about, but I’m very curious and last Saturday I went to the Oeiras Marina to shoot “rockets”!

Here is one of the shots I took. I wanna repeat the experience to improve my skills! Hugs & Kisses.


Naked Work in Progress

Work In Progress…  É tudo sobre fotógrafos, fotografia e pessoas nuas … Tabu! Depois de algum tempo pensando sobre uma série de projetos, este pode bem tornar-se um deles.

Work In Progress… Its all about photographers, photography and naked people… Tabu! After some time wondering about lots of project this may become one of them.


Three In The Wind

Three In The Wind BW: hoje, 12 de fevereiro de 2013 foi um dia que sendo carnaval não foi para uns quantos. Whatever! Saí, senti o vento e achei que no vai e vem da natureza podia encontrar serenidade. E encontrei! Three In The Wind: Today, February 12, 2013 was a day that being carnival it was not for a few. Whatever! I left, I felt the wind and thought that in the back and forth of nature I could find serenity. And I did!


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Mirrorscape

Mirrorscape

Mirrorscape

Mirrorscape: paisagem liquefeita. Rua de  uma velha cidade… como eu a vejo! Old town street… as i see it!


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Canvas II

Canvas IICanvas II. Fotografia e abstração acerca de uma pintura a óleo sobre tela. Abstract photography about an oil painting on canvas.