Jun 1, 2010

The Family of Zé Preto and the Horse - Montemor-o-Novo, March 2010


All photographs were made using a Rolleiflex SL 35 (Rollei Singapore) equiped with german made Carl Zeiss lenses, namely the Planar 1.4 / 50mm HFT and the Sonnar 2.8 / 85 mm. A Rollei yellow filter was also used with both lenses.

Fomapan 200 developed in Kodak D-76 1+1.

I would like to dedicate these modest photographs to someone that I very much respect and admire for many years: JOSEF KOUDELKA.

His book "Gitans - La Fin du Voyage" (copyright 1975 by Josef Koudelka, Delpire éditeur Paris and Aperture, Inc. New York) has been a true companion of mine since many years now, and a true source of inspiration.
I wish I could have the genius and the integrity of Mr. Koudelka's vision...

A special thank you goes also, of course, to the portrayed family!



  1. I sometimes am lost for words when I see your images, Rui. Beautiful, as ever. A feast for the eyes.

  2. Hello Esther,

    Thank you very much for your comment. It always makes me happy to see that at least one person thinks that my photographs deserve some attention, and finds them interesting.
    You are wellcome!

  3. Hi Rui

    I wish you could make an exhibition here in Borneo - or anywhere close so I can visit. I am happy everytime I see you post something new.


  4. Good idea Esther!
    Let's think about it... I only don't have any connections overthere.
    Let me put my head in the right place, as well as my archives, and then we will see.

    P.S.: Sorry that I didn't answer you yet, but I will do!