They are strangers but they are interesting in many ways. Some times just a small interaction for a pictures is enough to enjoy a moment with them, and remind us that we are all humans and often the same.
Walking in the streets we encounter people who we may forget or remember through out the day. If we remember it is because something on them spoke to us, which sometimes we wish we had said something like: "Hey, nice t-shirt".
Digital and analog photographs of weddings and other events.
“I would highly recommend working with Márcio. He is very professional, a very nice man and he takes beautiful pictures.” (Lareina Slight appeared in several publications and TV shows. She is for the second Year Miss United Nations Ireland)
"I can only recommend Marcio! He is an awesome photographer and a nice person. I have got lots of lovely photos from him". (Lucie is photo-journalist student and artist who have posed as nude model)
"Your are doing great I am getting so many positive comments from your shots and the one in the water and the black and white shots are up there in my favourite shots ever taken so well done you.” (Lisa Grogan is a professional commercial model).
"I find this to be a marvelous portrait and a sculpture-like perfection. You are an artist and a master!"(Jun Weaver)
“I looked at model’s website you worked with and I feel that your images of them are the best they have! You really know how to compose and shoot. There is a visual richness to your work that we don’t see often.”(Rick Fink, photographer and curate in a museum in Austin, US)
"I just want to say thank you again for the pictures... I love them. It was nice working with you. You are cool with a great personality. Keep up the good work" (Barbara Gergely is aspiring model)
"[...] As an artist I will say that my belief is that in two maybe three years you'll be in the directors chair,so I want to be the first to congratulate you. [...] I wish you the very best." (Mike Schneider is sculptor and former classical ballet dancer).
"[...] I like your philosophy and creative spirit. I viewed many of your photographs and love how you capture feelings and emotions [...]. You are, in my opinion, a great photographic artist."(Gregory Amour has written for a TV Script, Sacred Identities, and produced, directed and acted in a religious play.)
"It was a great experience the photo shoot with you and there is no other photographer I trust more. [...] You are the most polite and discreet"(Melanie is sensual model and live nude model)
"Marcio is a perfectionist who pushes technique to the limit, using it to express the atmospheric and the inner quality of the subject. The shots he took of our students perfectly express the feeling of the school and the personalities of the individual subjects. The feel of the shoot is relaxed and easy with the essence of the people and the place shining through. Marcio is a brilliant and versatile photographer. I am delighted with the results of the work he did for us and I warmly recommend him to anyone seeking a photographer." (Monique Walsh is owner of English Language Tutorial Academy as well as Founder and co-owner of Host Family Ireland, a web-based resource matching guests with Irish host families)
"I know Márcio's work already... He is not only a excellent photographer but he is sensible to what is around him. I have learned through looking at what he publishes and on what he comments and criticises. Congratulations."(Antonio Fernandes was photojournalist in Mozambique before, during and after the civil war)
"Years after you are gone, people will look at your work and you will be remembered. Excellent images."(Stephen Wall Morris is a stablished professional photographer)
From €500 a year you can pick limited edition prints of your preference from new projects, sent every quarter to your address. Optical 8x10 inches printed on silver gelatin. Printed in darkroom by Márcio Faustino own hands, dated and signed.
I have being photographing in two languages. The first one is the demanding language about the materialistic and tangible realism, that publicity and entertainment has being influencing the public as standard quality. Although its quality is mainly on its technical aspects that usually makes photography more profitable, for my personal and conceptual projects I have being trying to work less with.
The second one is the language referring to the world of ideas. The kind of work that when we look at, it gives a tick, and suddenly we are nowhere everywhere, as if the time has stopped and is restrained in the work itself. This is what I have being looking for and its is not an easy task.
What most people haven't realized yet, is that the media has a lot to do about the message content. As Nail Postman once said, "technology is the biggest ideology of all". This is the main reason I photograph with analog cameras and old tools. It is not about being wistful but about what Cicero would call the avoidance of the sense corruption. After all, soon or later we always go back to our roots, looking for something left behind. Specially when a culture becomes dominated by entertainment language.
Born in 1983 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, I stepped into photography field in Ireland after attempting study painting on canvas and Journalism in my hometown, influenced by classic visual arts and old school photographers.
I had a short experience as wedding and event photographer, while trying to break though conceptual fashion photography. Once in Germany, I began develop my interest on the the rustic look and workflow of pinhole photography, which I am using to make portrait and artistic nude contact prints from meddle and large film negatives.
Thinking about the direction photography and art in a whole have being taking I try to return to “primitivism”. For it, I have shifted completely to Pinhole photography. Specially for landscape, portrait and nude. I am in love with pinhole simplicity, its soft images and contact prints. It takes me back to photography essence.
My previous exhibition include: The Digital Darkroom in New Zealand (2010), Oisin Gallery in Ireland (2011/2012) and 'Art - Frisör' in Germany (2014).
My publication credits include Oxfam clothes catalog and The Irish Mail on Sunday (2010), which featured a portrait of Michelle Massey, winner of the TV3 reality Series, 'The Apprentice'.