I like taking photographs of everything that can translate Art!
My interest in Art comes from a long time ago. It was motivated by the gift of drawing and painting since my childhood, when I had the first contacts with Creon pencil, watercolor and the old gouache paint. At the age of ten I painted my first oil paintings, on a wood stand that I would make myself. And at the age of 12 my first oil painting on canvas happened.
I have always practiced my painting as self-taught, studying the great painters, in the beginning, by the photos on the encyclopedias. Later on, when in Salvador, I continued as self-taught in the museums of the city, specially Carlos Costa Pinto Museum, admiring and learning silently with painters like Presiliano Silva (my mom´s uncle, unfortunately already deceased at that time), Mendonça Filho, Lopes Rodrigues, Alberto Valença and others.
The photography entered my life as a necessity, since I sometimes had to turn to taking pictures to register a specific moment to, after paint it on canvas. That is how I started having interest and enjoying photography. Today I am in love with this fantastic world of photography.
The same way it happened to me with painting, I am also self-taught when it comes to photography. Indeed, it could not have been different because I think I am a self-taught person about almost everything I do! Except for Engineering, which is my degree.
I started with the old Direct View Camera, then I moved on to the MonoReflex, like the excellent Cannon AE and AE-1, coming to Reflex or Mono Lenz Cameras, initially with Fujii S9100, Nikon DS 5100, Nikon, D 600, Nikon 1V2, Nikon D 610, Nikon D750 and now Nikon D850.
I believe that self-taughtness in photography allows me greater freedom because I don´t get caught up to the rules of “good photography”. I can use more of poetic freedom which gives me permission to explore a variety of subjects in my photographs, recording everything that can transmit Art.