“…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.

António Marques

Contact: amarques_1@hotmail.com


22 responses

  1. E.Marques Lisbon-Portugal

    Lembras-te da tua primeira viagem de avião? …foi quase o tempo de olhar as nuvens e tomar um café! …aliás, tu ainda nem tomavas café, pois não?
    Ainda bem que muitos outros e “mais altos” voos se seguiram. Um abraço!

    July 24, 2009 at 10:53

  2. Nadine

    I love your photos, and your blog! If you ever decide to travel to Sydney, let me know!

    April 29, 2012 at 07:07

  3. Wonderful blog, and I love the Rainer Maria Rilke quote. There is poetry and magic in the every-day, like you say above. Thank you for sharing yours with us.

    April 29, 2012 at 15:01

  4. Yes, photography is a great way to gain access to other worlds. Keep looking up!

    April 30, 2012 at 16:59

  5. Pingback: Looking Up! « filanthropik

  6. Shirsha

    Hi Antonio, I have nominated you for the One Lovely Blog award. You can read further details at: http://technikolordreamer.wordpress.com/2012/05/23/the-one-lovely-blog-award/

    May 22, 2012 at 21:57

    • António Marques

      Thank you for the nomination, Shirsha. Most kind.

      May 23, 2012 at 00:34

  7. Hi Antonio,
    Your posts sound like a poetry. There are no many words but your pictures do the rest of job. And this lovely combination makes poems. Thank you for sharing all your art. I like your B&W choice. However your colour pictures are still amazing. Good luck with your blogging.

    May 29, 2012 at 18:54

    • António Marques

      Thank you so much for your kind words.

      May 29, 2012 at 19:08

  8. NuveaSantosCobb

    I am a Portuguese person taking pictures, too! 🙂 and a teacher.
    Nice post!
    Do you live in Portugal?

    June 9, 2012 at 21:23

    • António Marques

      Olá, Nuvea. Thank you.
      I live in a small village near Sintra

      June 9, 2012 at 21:52

      • NuveaSantosCobb

        Well, that’s one of my top 3 places to get know a little better the next time I’m in Portugal. I’ll have to follow your blog for good places to visit.

        June 10, 2012 at 01:34

  9. nominated you for an award!

    June 12, 2012 at 17:02

    • António Marques

      Thank you for your distinction, Diana.

      June 12, 2012 at 18:44

  10. I enjoy your work and writing and looking forward to further instalments!

    July 13, 2013 at 07:52

  11. Isabel Pintor

    Portugal, lovely country and adorable people. I have enjoyed a lot your photographs and writings.

    January 5, 2014 at 20:11

    • António Marques

      Gràcies, Isabel.
      Congrats on your neat blog. I will surely visit it looking for more!

      January 5, 2014 at 20:21

  12. Hey Antonio, Your is really awesome and photographs are really nice… Would love to stop by again ….. Nice to meet you .

    July 2, 2014 at 07:23

  13. gostei muito do teu trabalho! continuação e inspiração 🙂 abraço PedroL

    November 29, 2015 at 12:33

    • António Marques

      Obrigado, Pedro e… votos de continuação dessas fascinantes viagens!

      November 29, 2015 at 17:37

      • sempre, não se pode parar 😉

        November 29, 2015 at 22:45

  14. I love your work Antonio

    January 4, 2016 at 11:37

Leave your thoughts

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s