Photo of the Month (May 2024 Edition): Amazonian Niceties

Photo of the Month (May 2024 Edition): Amazonian niceties   The world’s largest rainforest hosts the world’s most extensive and voluminous river, which originates in the world’s longest mountain range, featuring some of the globe’s highest peaks. The Amazon is immense, and if it were a country, the Amazon River basin (>7.05 million km²) would […]

Exhibition “50 years of the Carnation Revolution” by Sebastião Salgado and Lélia Wanick

Exhibition “50 years of the Carnation Revolution” by Sebastião Salgado and Lélia Wanick   In February this year, upon turning 80, Sebastião Salgado told The Guardian that he would be retiring from fieldwork to dedicate himself to his monumental collection of photographs. Less than three months later, Sebastião and Lélia Wanick launched the exhibition “50 […]

Photo of the Month (April 2024 Edition): Eretmochelys imbricata

Photo of the Month (April 2024 Edition): Eretmochelys imbricata     About 8 years ago, during my first visit to Ilhabela, on the São Paulo coast, I envisioned a photograph that I still haven’t been able to capture. Snorkeling one late afternoon at Portinho Beach, I saw a turtle emerging from the water to breathe, […]

The missed moment #2 – Brazil Nut Tree in the Moonlight

The missed moment #2 – Brazil Nut Tree in the Moonlight   Among the approximately 16 thousand species of trees in the Amazon rainforest, the Brazil nut tree (Bertholletia excelsa) is one of the most iconic and long-lived, often surpassing 500 years of age. Its towering stature, reaching up to 50 meters in height, and […]

Photo of the Month (February 2024) March Edition: Exploring New Horizons

Photo of the Month (February / March 2024 Edition): Exploring New Horizons   “Drone photography,” much like “mobile photography,” is a peculiar concept, as it involves photographs taken by cameras on devices adapted for various purposes. In this case, the drone is merely a vehicle that may or may not carry a camera. This unmanned […]

Exhibition “Água Pantanal Fogo”: The two faces of a threatened floodplain

Exhibition “Water Pantanal Fire”: The two faces of a threatened plain     In the spring of 2020, when the waters should have begun to inundate the largest and most biodiverse floodplain on the Planet, what was seen was exactly the opposite. The conjunction of two factors, of very different natures, caused instead of waters, […]

Photo of the month (January 2024): Change

Photo of the month (January 2024): Change   The quote “new year, new life” never made sense to me before the transition from 2023 to 2024. Literally, I left a 3-year living in Europe on Dec 31st. to land back in South America on Jan. 1st 2024, while seeing the firework shows over São Paulo […]

The missed moment #1 – Ubatuba

The missed moment #1 – Ubatuba   (This post was originally published on May 3rd 2023 in Portuguese in an earlier version of the blog)   In 1957, Henri Cartier-Bresson told the Washington Post: “There is a creative fraction of a second when you are taking a picture. Your eye must see a composition or […]

Photo of the month (December 2023): Etna

Photo of the month (December 2023): Etna   Once upon a time I realised that my top three things that I wanted so badly to see, and photograph, were the auroras, the giant waves of Nazaré and volcanoes in eruption. I don’t know exactly why these three things, but probably because they share one particular […]

Why should a photograph be printed

Why should a photograph be printed    Exactly five years ago I heard from the Brazilian nature photographer Araquém Alcantara that “photography is only complete with the photo printed in a book or hanging on the wall”. I assumed that as an universal truth and a couple of months later many photos that I made […]