See what we do in daytime...

See what we do in daytime...

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Principle of Permissible Harm

"It´s a tall cylindrical hotel, yeah... With big red neon lettering at the top.
Along with a nightclub and a couple other places that tint the interior of the whole building, through those huge glass panels..."

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Nightripping - The Road to Colón.

Picture yourself in a car on a road. Not just any road. A one lane, totally flat and  featureless, apparently endless road. Travel for hours and hours. The world around you will surely change...

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Red in Rio

A takeoff from Santos Dumont Airport is like a metaphor for some moments in life when everything must  go precisely as it's supposed to. A kind of miniature Kai Tak,  Rio´s downtown airport has one of the shortest runways for airports of its kind (over 5 million passengers per year) and is limited on its extremities by the sugar loaf and a huge bridge across the bay, which leads to thrilling takeoffs and approaches. Just like those moments when you´re rewarded with a wonderful experience if you just have what it takes.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Inspired by rhiz'hommes.

"Rhiz'hommes is an artistic project that aims to be a collective self-portrait of homoerotic masculinity.
Images that dialogues between self contemplation and sterile distance."
Link to his work on "My Blog List" section at the bottom of this page.
Or just click here.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

"See the bedouin fires at night..."

Actually Berber...
Berbère en fait... :)
Berbere, na verdade.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Idle, HIGH THRUST, Idle, Flare, Reverse...

On a seemingly infinite loop lately, thank god.
Dans un loop apparemment infinit récemment.


Let me share with you a page I love:

It takes a lot of sensibility to create that atmosphere by merely putting images together.
No words, just images.
And it´s simply great.
To whoever makes this, a big Hug.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Grincheux Series - Bruno

Even the most crowded beaches have their quiet moments...

Bruno and I were born in the same city. We both eventually moved to some other part of the country (actually, we live only a couple hours by car from each other). We had never met in person, however. During the last carnival it happened that we both went back to our hometown so I immediately proposed to make some pics to celebrate the meeting.

 These pics are the result.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Staring at Shadows

 How much time have you spent staring at shadows, instead of what really matters?

Sunday, August 8, 2010


 Alex, my first Grincheux
Alex, mon premier Grincheux
Alex, meu primeiro "Zangado"

To celebrate our first month up and running, I´m placing the first pic of the Grincheux series.
The idea for the series started shaping itself the moment I saw this mask on a small store in Paris that seemed to have a little bit of everything. Among old good times school supplies and way kitsch home décors, there it was, my "Grincheux" mask. I had been looking for something like that for a while and grabbed it right away!
It took a few months before I actually started shooting the series. The idea is to have it worn by many different men in all sorts of places and situations for a timespan of a few years. The idea behind the idea is to find out when the mask decaying process will drag more attention than the mask bearer.

Pra celebrar nosso primeiro mês no ar, a série Grincheux.
A idéia pra série começou a tomar forma no momento em que eu vi a máscara numa lojinha de Paris que tinha de tudo um pouco. No meio de artigos escolares antigos e de decoração kitsch estava meu "Zangado". Eu já procurava alguma coisa assim há um tempo e agarrei na hora!
Ainda levou uns meses até começar a fazer as fotos. A idéia é ter a máscara usada por vários caras em todo tipo de lugar e de situações por uns anos. A idéia por trás da idéia é descobrir quando a decomposição da máscara vai acabar chamando mais atenção que o cara que a usa.

Pour fêter notre premier mois de publication du blog, la série grincheux.
L'idée de la série est née dans le moment où j'ai vu ce masque dans un petit magasin parisien qui avait un peu de tout. Moi, je cherchais quelque chose comme ça il y avait un peu de temps, et je l'ai pris immédiatement.
Il m'a pris quelques mois avant de vraiment commencer à faire des photos. L'idée c'est de l'avoir porté par plusieurs mecs dans beaucoup de situations et lieux divers, même que ça prenne plusieurs années. Je crois que l'idée derrière la tête c'est de trouver quand la décomposition de l'objet va attirer plus d'attention que l'homme nu qui la porte.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Voices Down the Corridor

What do you hear them say?

1000th Visitor

We just had our 1000th visitor.

A Mac user, from United States, Los Angeles, CA.

Um usuário de Mac, Estados Unidos, Los Angeles, CA.

May many more thousand come!

Que venham muitos outros milhares

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Douglas Prince - Self Portrait as a Dreaming Man.

A couple years ago I stumbled on this picture and it struck me immediately. It´s probably my all time favourite pic, for totally irrational reasons. I just love it, viscerally. I´m 300% happy because this week I finally identified its author, Douglas Prince (link at the bottom of this page). Now all I need to find out is where, if anywhere, there´s a copy to be sold.
The photo title evokes "Self Portrait as a Drowned Man", a photo (actually a series) which is full of history itself, shot by Hippolyte Bayard in 1840.

About the "Drowned Man" photos:

About their author:

Monday, July 26, 2010

Trapped Motion.

Faulty tripod + a couple lights + timing + patience.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

"Ci scusiamo per la povera qualità della foto."

B.R.B. Gotta make a call. 
Quem resiste a uma rua que divide um parque de diversões de um Fórum?
Who could resist a street between an amusement park and a court of justice?
Qui pouvait résister a une rue entre un parc d'attractions et un tribunal?

Good Night and Good Luck...

Cause we all could use a little bit of Edward Murrow now and then...

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

A Praia / The Beach

Luz de emergência portátil + led azul.
Portable emergency light + blue led.
 Lumière d'urgence + led bleue.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Falando em Asfalto... / The Road

Pensando se sai correndo ou é deixado pra trás.
Options are to run after or be left behind.
Courir après ou être laissé derrière.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Vue du Vidigal.

Morro ou asfalto?

Um dos projetos mais bacanas do Rio:


 Esperando Robbie.
Waiting for Robbie.
En attendant Robbie.