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South Wind by Caroline Moraes {}

[ | September 24, 2011 | No Comment | 986 views]

The presence of photographers from all corners of the country is one of the things that makes the Paraty in focus so interesting. Several views of so many different cultures, and at the same time as Brazil.

During the meeting South Wind, two gauchos and Curitiba represented the South. Osvaldo Santos Lima, table mediator, began his speech classifying photographers as Trio Hurricane, recognized the talent, experience and importance of his works.

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Luiz Carlos Felizardo, Leopoldo Plentz and John Urban had some of his work, meeting in potfolios Fine Art produced by Omicron and were launched here in Paraty, last night. Osvaldo Santos Lima, expert in the study of documentary photography and identity and creator of Omicron Photography Center; and Rubens Fernandes Junior, journalist, critic, curator and researcher, completed the formation of the table.

One of the features that unites the three speakers is the ability to use the available light. The preference for large formats and recent experiences with digital photography also permeates their work.

With the photos in large format, soft light and impressive tonal quality, Luiz Carlos Felizardo presented landscapes like canyons in the United States; and waterfalls in Morro Pelado. "I always tried to work with a soft light, because it is richer. Allows me to have light shades of gray, "he said. On his interpretation of light, pointed out the need to use the light meter to understand the ambient light and said, "expose for the shadows and reveal to the other lights. It is a negative and classic. "

John Urban, of Polish descent, has always had an involvement with the field workers. His work on the cold buoys was built for 16 years. With preference for documentary photography, assumes that advertising is its major sponsor. One of his most famous photographs, made in Umuarana in 1978, is part of this series. His work on the religiosity of immigrants Poles living in the South was another highlight in the presentation. Interestingly, when presented in Poland, these photos provoked amazement. The registered immigrant nation had preserved much Polish culture that his countrymen.


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Leopoldo Plentz stressed the common practice of the three shooting with window light. "It is important to see the light there and take advantage of that," he said. His work, always in PB, was developed mainly in large format. Since 2001, started to use a digital camera. In this regard, stressed that in the digital age, everyone can impose their will to photography.

Ending the conversation, Osvaldo said of the portfolios and the search for the role as support at the moment where the virtual is so present. "The portfolios are, in a way, a nostalgia. Just back to the paper because the pixel only, not just as a supporting structure for the image. "

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