Aug 19, 2010

too much blue!


Kiev 4a + Jupiter 8, Tri-X, D-76 1+1, Ferreira do Alentejo, 2009

too much blue - an overabundance of stars

the moon high above a complete waste

there ain't no summer breeze - can blow away the dark clouds of my hole emptiness

next time your ghost approaches me

riding on top of your high-heeled shoes

whisper gently on my ear who I am

maybe I will better understand who you are

by then I'll be going home to nowhere


Aug 18, 2010

Happy birthday Luís! (18th of August)


Not that I photograph my sons and daughter very often (I should do a lot more!), but being a photographer and the lucky father of some "wonderful kids" (I guess that I may sound pretentious to state that, but that is what I honestly think...), I possibly have a bigger chance to create some memorable images that eventually transcend the mere function of memories in one's life.

Luís in Heidelberg, Ziegelhausen, December 15th, 1986

Hasselblad 500EL/M + Carl Zeiss Sonnar 150mm

Ilford HP5, developed in Kodak D-76, diluted 1+1

Luís celebrates today his 27th birthday, and these photographs remember me of a long gone age when we lived back in Germany. Sometimes I have the feeling that an eternity has gone by...

The clock doesn't stop for no one, and the child on these lovely pictures is a mature young man today, a man that I cherish and very much admire.

Allow me to say "Happy birthday my son! I am proud of you!"