TITLE: Brasilia - Cutouts of a Modern Capital
Brasilia is a young city of almost 60 years old. A new-born compared with old capitals like Beijing, Rome, Athens or Damascus. Inaugurated in April 1960 it was designed and planned to be modern. I was there in the age of just seven years old.
Oscar Niemeyer, one of world most acclaimed modern architect, was the one responsible for the design of most of the main buildings and palaces. But lots of other Brazilian modern artists have their name marked in sculptures, garden landscaping and building wall panels. Among them we can name Athos Bulcao, Alfredo Ceschiatti, Bruno Giorgi, Burle Marx, Marianne Peretti among others.
Since its beginning the city has been both acclaimed and criticized for its use of modernist architecture on a grand scale and for its somewhat utopian city plan. After living there for most of my life, Brasilia is not an utopia for me. It is my home.
After so many years, Brasilia modernist grandiosity became just a view in my daily life. The real challenge, as a photographer, is not to record the common postcard image of its buildings, but to find images cutouts of the grandview. A different view angle, an image reflex in a pool, leading lines, a partial view of a building wall panel.
AUTHOR: Eduardo Moreira (Brazil)
Edu Moreira is passionate about photography, especially landscapes.
He began as self-taught in 2003. Since then, he begun to focus seriously on developing his photography skills, seeking to improve his technique and challenging himself to raise the quality of his photos at every opportunity.
His inspiration draws on the great masters of landscape photography, especially Ansel Adams, Eliot Porter and Edward Weston. Among contemporary photographers, Galen Rowell, Michael Frye, Marc Adamus, as well as the Brazilians Sebastião Salgado and Araquém Alcântara, are instruments of studies in search of photos that fascinate by their beauty. Above all they can convey the magic, the beauty and the mystery of images around the world.
Some photographers have a uniform and recognizable style. Edu Moreira is not one of them. His images are not restricted to landscape photography, depicting a wide variety of subjects.
One of his areas of great interest is abstract photography, where his imaginative eyes capture the beauty of lines and geometric forms present in our daily life that a common observer can not perceive.
In 2014 and 2015, he lived in Miami, having the opportunity to improve his technique with some great American photographers like John Batdorff, Kurt Budliger and Robert Chaplin.
He has participated in several individual and collective exhibitions. In January 2017, he received 3 Honorable Mentions at the 2016 Monochrome Awards, competing with 8121 photos from 81 countries.
As a travel lover, Edu had visited more than 50 countries. Recently he photographed in Patagonia, Morocco, Iceland, Tanzania and several other countries. For him, "photography is an excellent excuse to set foot on the road"!
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