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These are a collection of posts related to photography. You'll mostly find some photo essays, collages or just random snapshots that I took over the years.

Belém, making amends

An almost foreigner's look into Belém's food markets & some of its surroundings – a collection of photos.

I left Belém approximately 17 years ago, and since then, the relationship with my hometown has changed drastically. As I enter my 5th year in Germany, I can look back at my birthplace with a fresh set of eyes.

I must admit something here: I've been very selective over the years about where and when I wanted to show or, better said, hide my origins. When I first moved to the south of Brazil, softening my cultural traits turned very naturally into a compliance tool. I lost my accent and other characteristics. Not being called out as a Paraense (or wrongfully as a Nordestino) was a skill. It all became more intense when I started working in advertising companies in São Paulo. And no, by any means, I don't want to play that card here, but excuse me for this little rant.

I'm just acknowledging that as soon as the narrative changed, I felt confused. I remember how different it was to talk about Belém back in 2005-2010 to what it means now. It seems the case now that everyone suddenly wants to go to Ver-o-Peso, to visit Algodoal, to eat Tacacá, etc. With that, you feel that suddenly, a big part of the identity you had to hide is perceived differently, and you've lost time and touch.

That is the feeling I bring with me when I visit Belém, that I need to reconnect with something I've neglected for some years. I'm looking at everything with more attention. As if I've never been there before, but actually knowing it from the inside out.

This is a collection of images I've taken on some of these last trips. They're primarily at the Ver-o-peso market and around its surroundings. I hope I can share some of its beauty with you.

Porto do Ver-o-peso – 2006.

I try to spend as much time in the Ver-o-Peso as possible. I highly recommend visiting the Feira do Açaí and Pedra do Peixe during the late hours (03-06am).

Local herbs oftenly used in medicinal ways


I'm selling a couple of prints of the photo below, among others. You can check them out on the link below.

Ver-o-peso 2006.
Photography prints
Buy art from your friends. It is an excellent way of showing them your support, and you get something beautiful to hang on your wall. Here is a selection of photographs ready for your home.

Brasil: Saudades #1

Revisiting these photos nowadays is almost equivalent to traveling. Here are some photographs I took in Brazil over the last 17 years that I'm fond of. This is the first of many collections.

São Paulo, 2008
Belém, 2006
Brasília, 2004
Ilha do Combú, 2018
Paraty, 2014
Niterói, 2008
Brasília, 2018
Florianópolis, 2007
São Paulo, 2016
Paraty, 2017
Belém, 2018


#004: Pannierstraße's rooftop

Between 2018 and 2019, Kevin and I shared a flat that, despite the 5 long flights of stairs, had quite the bonus, and it was too good of a novelty.

During the warm months of that year, we spent a whole lot of time up on that rooftop. The apartment was on the Dachgeschoss, and during summer it reached dizzying high temperatures. Going up there felt like accessing a different city. We didn't have to dispute for a patch of grass in the parks, and much like the Wim Wenders movie, we were above everything.

We used this precarious ladder to get up there

I remember cautiously trying to climb those stairs with a cup of coffee in one hand, and the GODAD foldable chair in the other. Looking back, it was quite precarious. I think one of our (probably mine) highlights was bringing up a barbecue grill. We learned that the previous tenants also had the practice, as indicated by the carpet left there (we never cared to remove it, and apparently it remains there untouched).

All in all, I had some lovely memories up there and it quickly became a little photography playground for me. I think some of the first 4x5 and 120 film tests I did, happened there. Some of these I'll expand in full posts, starting with the session with Artur.

Artur Hiroyuki
Todo Corpo Dança

Um beijo!

Daria Kazieva

A couple of diptychs of Daria Kazieva. I remember taking a couple of FP-100c and 6x7 frames with my former Mamiya RZ67, but I still haven't developed them.

Through the viewfinder of my former Mamiya RZ
I just love the feel of those old FP-100Cs


A photoshoot I did together with David Diniz.

Stylist: David Diniz - @deividdiniz
Model: Owuraku Ofori Sasu