The task of defining myself these days, isn’t an easy one. I’m living and working in São Paulo City, Southeast Brazil. But I didn’t born here. I’m currently working on my MFA thesis. But I didn’t started as an artist.
I was born in a small town called Jundiaí (about an hour from São Paulo City). Since very young I was passionated by science, specially biology, and I always dreamed to be a scientist. One day, during high school, I had to produce an art project for a school exhibition, and I choose photography as the medium. I borrowed my fathers Olympus PEN and 2 rolls of B&W film, and that was it. I was hooked by photography too.
I expended a long time self-learning photography, one roll of film at a time. In fact I expended the same amount of time, building my career in biotechnology. I passed through an BSc, MSc, PhD and finally an MBA, growing into business and leadership for several biotech companies. But at the same time, in parallel, I grew in Photography, consuming all literature I could put my hands on, attending classes and shooting, a lot.
These days, photography took a very important place in my life, connecting many different dots of my personality, allowing me to produce a complex expression of my thoughts and points of view. Nowadays, I can no longer define myself by anything that I did before. Now, I became a special kind of “scientist”. One that is using intellect and sensibility to investigate the world around me, the human soul and the connections between them. Photography turned into my laboratory, where I collect and analyze all things not clearly available to our naked eyes. In that sense, the camera approaches an archeological instrument, reveling the underneath reality.
Like any scientific investigation, I have a departing point on what was done before. My images always arises from some question. Questions set in my soul from the writings of some of the most inspiring philosophers from the late 20th Century. Many of them would be identified as “Existentialists”, a term that pleases me, since I’m in search for existential answers. Concepts like: absurdity, anxiety, solitude, will be a constant presence in my work, and I will be inviting viewers to experiment and think about those subjects in my images.