My name is Márcio Faustino Santos and I was born in 1983 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. I am now based in southwest Germany.
My formal exhibitions include: The Digital Darkroom in New Zealand (2010), and Oisin Gallery in Ireland (2011/2012).
My publication credits include The Irish Mail on Sunday (2010), which featured a portrait of Michelle Massey, winner of the TV3 reality Series, 'The Apprentice'.
I sell silver gelatin prints made on demand and available in the Prints page. There is a optional mounted frame that comes with museum grade glass. I also photograph os commission for family portrait, artists' portfolio and conceptual works.
My main work today are made with black and white film negatives but I also work with colour film negatives and digital photography.
Black and White photographs add refinement to ambiences and arose sophistication to their collectors, conveying a sense of dream and unconscious memories.
With my photograph I look for the visual dialogue. Or the metaphor for the silent communication from the appreciation of the static. To better transmit this dialogue I use traditional photographic media such as film negatives and silver gelatin print process.
Traditional media have the craft look and result which excite the perception of touch without actually touch the work but just by looking at it.
Unfortunately, it is not possible to digitalise the paper texture and print quality of my traditional prints. On the other hand it makes each of them unique since traditional prints are slight different from each other.
I offer traditional contact prints from medium format film negatives (mini prints). They are charming hand size photographs for wall photo mosaics, tables, nightstands and toilet sink decoration.
It comes in a mounted black frame and it is the ideal Christmas and birthday present.
As all my traditional prints, it is hand made (and so is the frame) and hand signed on the beck with special ink pen. They all have certificate of authenticity recognised by galleries.