I could not leave Lisbon without hunting its tram. This may not be the best picture that I could have taken, but it was one of my personal favorites for context. in the distance, it crossed unnoticed at an intersection. The tram looked like a toy from there.
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Music always sounds better with the noise of the vinyl record player. Take it easy, enjoy your tunes.
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"Antenna", new artprint in Society6.
Urban landscape. I took this picture some boring Sunday at my parents’ home. I went to the rooftop to get some fresh air and this red antenna caught my attention. The red color contrasted sharply with the blue sky. I think it was worth taking a picture of that.
Lomography: 10 pictures of Portugal in black and white taken with Holga.
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Writing through the rain
Escribiendo bajo la lluvia
Detalle de las manos del escritor portugués Aquilino Ribeiro (1885-1963).
Él fue uno más de tantos artistas que tuvo que exiliarse a Francia para poder expresarse sin censura, en un momento en el que uno no podía decir lo que pensaba si no contaba con el beneplácito del régimen político vigente. Así que, literalmente, tuvo que luchar contra viento y marea (y lluvia). Huyó de su tierra simplemente para poder opinar en contra de la monarquía. Por pensar distinto, no le estaba permitido tener una voz.
Es curioso cómo han pasado 100 años de este y tantos acontecimientos similares y, sin embargo, hechos muy similares siguen ocurriendo, desgraciadamente, en muchos lugares del mundo.
Detail of the hands of the Portuguese writer Aquilino Ribeiro (1885-1963).
He was just one of many artists who was exiled to France just to be able to express himself freely without censorship, in a time when you could not speak your mind unless it had the approval of the political regime. So, he literally had to fight against all odds (and through the rain). He fled his homeland because he was against the monarchy. He was not allowed to have a voice in his own country.
Funny how it was 100 years ago, however, very similar events continue to occur, unfortunately, in many parts of the world.
"Over Kansas", new artprint in Society6.
This makes me think of Dorothy singing “Somewhere over the Rainbow” right before she landed in Oz. This is one of my favorite movies ever, it brings me nostalgia and happiness at the same time.
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Sometimes, anonymous street artists make easier your job as photographer.
I found this little drawing of a house on a wall in a street Cartagena, a little city in Murcia (Spain).
It seemed appropriate to take this photo in its context, it is rather curious.
Mice are also entitled to have their nice little house, right?
The boy who played with fire
Sé de Lisboa (Portugal)
A church can be very inspiring for the rosettes, backlights, sunbeams that come from unexpected places and, above all, the flames of the candles. This helps when taking photos. The possibilities are many and varied. Sometimes, pictures are blurred or out of focus, this may be due to lack of light, tripod or, perhaps, due to an untalented photographer.
But occasionally, this will bring some joy when you find someone in scatterbrained, fully immersed in his inner world, the light is perfect and your camera and you are ready. And then the magic happens.
Portugal has inspired me a lot and also made it easy for me when taking pictures, equally.
"Tiny cat", new artprint available in Society6.