“…If your everyday life seems poor, don’t blame it; blame yourself; admit to yourself that you are not enough of a poet to call forth its riches; because for the creator there is no poverty and no poor, indifferent place.”
Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet.
Safeguarding the differences between poetry and photography, this passage from Rilke emphasizes the need to avoid typified genres and concentrate instead on our inner feelings, trying to see and express the greatness of the smallest things that make our everyday life. That’s the way I look at photography, right now.
It is not my intention to take photos with the purpose of making art. I just take my camera with me as many times as I can and shoot accordingly to the occasion, mood and opportunity. It can be random shots or it can be a series of photos about a particular subject. I decided to put together this blog because I felt the need to select, organize and share my photos with those eventually interested. I love to see photoblogs from other photographers because it’s a way to gain access to other worlds, other realities, other lives and I felt I could do the same…
This blog contains also some archive shots taken between 2006 and 2009, when I traveled to India, Central America, Turkey and Bali. Those great trips revived a passion for photography that had began in my teen years but was put asleep by the need to pursue a career as a teacher and the will to raise a family. Now, It´s all coming back together. I’m currently living and working in Sintra, Portugal.
Thanks for stopping by.