It’s funny, how outsiders experience Lisbon in such a passionated and intense way. D. is one of those people. She almost makes me feel ashamed of calling myself a natural Lisbon-born guy… I’ve met a lot people from other countries, but very few as passionated about Lisbon as D. And for this “Musings" set, it made total sense if we would get that vibe.
Editorials were one of the first things that first draw my attention to fashion photography but, has time went by, I slowly started to realize how things actually worked and that early attraction and fascination, evolved into a kind of love-hate relationship.
I always believed (and still do) that focus is important to achieve something. But at the same time, I’ve always struggled with that belief on the creative side. I mean, if you like to develop ideas and concepts, when one tries to expand the horizons of its own vision, how can you stay limited to one genre, or to one area or subject?
Transforming ideas/concepts/references in images, is a photographers biggest challenge (from a creative standpoint). Just as writers and poets use metaphors, hyperboles and other forms of expressing themselves with words, photographers (or at least me), try to use the symbolism of the several elements that compose an image.
I met Miss R. through mutual friends and I think I can say we got along pretty well. I don’t exactly remember how did the “Musings” series came up, but I mentioned it and invited her to participate. From what I already knew about her at the time, I thought she would enjoy the experience. She wasn’t exactly sure about it, so she said she would think about it.
While the deserved vacations don’t come, one has to take every little break to get some rest. And that’s kinda what I did with Silvia (from Counting Journeys). We wanted to visit Monsaraz, so we teamed up for weekend on this wonderful historical village.
As I mentioned on previous posts, it’s always refreshing to go back to this series and to dive into Women’s intimacy world. Getting to know their vulnerabilities and insecurities and at the same time to provide them this chance to defy their self esteem, is a unique experience.