at these photographs, don’t search for perfection.
film in those days, particularly slide film, could be a pain in the neck!
25 and 64 were really wonderful, showing sometimes breathtaking results, but by
the time you loaded your camera with Ektachrome 100 troubles began to surface.
or above that - say Ektachrome 400, or other film with even higher ISO/ASA -, you
felt like committing suicide.
sure, but highly unpredictable!
those old pieces of film is not a simple task: what was already bad, just gets
worse, you soon begin to shiver with hallucination, your unassuming photograph
may well turn out a surrealistic masterpiece…
understand me wrong, nothing compares to a beautiful Kodachrome reflecting back
from the projection screen.
slide film was intended to be projected – not scanned -, and there it genuinely
Photographs made with Leica cameras on Kodak film.
is a very nice town, and I am glad that I had the chance to live there.
my four kids were born in this friendly place, and that is where my long-lasting
love affair with Leica cameras began.
not cut ties with Heidelberg: my son Luís and some good friends live nearby, so
I am longing to go back there.
I won’t forget
to bring the Leica along!
Cameras - Leica M (M2 + M4 + M4-2 + M5)
Lenses - various Leitz/Leica, some with Visoflex III
Born 1955 in Kuito (Silva Porto), Angola.
Photographer / Publisher.
Started my professional photographer career at the History of Art Institut (Kunsthistorishes Institut ) of the University of Heidelberg, Germany. Returned to Portugal in 1990 and, while doing studio and advertising work, specialized in Architectural Photography. I had my work published in numerous specialized books and magazines, both in Portugal and abroad. Álvaro Siza and Mies van der Rohe are only some of the names who have their work extensively documented. I own White & Blue, which I co-founded in November 2000.
(I closed down White & Blue in January 2013)