It is not the model beauty that makes a good photo. A good photo is made with good narrative, body composition, good perspective and angle, good light, imaginative setting, good model expression, and a good direction of the photographer.
Nude photography is about making the body a work of art (and I like to make high art inspired on classic paintings and sculptures). It is not the perfect body that makes a good photo. A good nude photo is made with good telling, body composition, imaginative setting, good perspective and angle, good light, good model expression and a good direction of the photographer.
Dance is a language as are images. It is about the body expression, movements and composition. It is a beautiful language about what can not be said with words, because words are too limited to transmit what the body and images can say.
I am not a commercial photographer but an artistic one. The photos I take are not padronized and I do not copy any technical settings for every customer. I use the customer as an inspiration to develop the photo characteristics, based on customer look, personality and style.
Optical prints made from 6x6 film negative. It means prints made in chemistry with my hands. These are artistic prints because each of them is unique, and for this reason they are numbered, dated and signed as a work of art and collection.
Panoramic optic prints made from 6x17 film negative. It is photography in its essence. These are artistic prints because each of them is unique, and for this reason they are numbered, dated and signed as a work of art and collection.
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.
About Márcio Faustino: I have interest on visual arts since childhood. The Aesthetics and History Of Art classes when I was studding journalism together with my experience with drawings and painting on canvas course are some on my main influences and bases as inspiration when I started with photography.
I was born in Sao Paulo (Brazil) but it was in Dublin (Ireland) when photography became my main means of artistic expression. I am based in Hamburg (Germany) now a days.
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'.
A part from my self-published books, I was also published with others 98 photographers in "The f/D Book of Pinhole" - book about pinhole photographers and pinhole photography. Also published in "100" book together with several art nude photographers.
About Márcio's technics I am attached to the physics aspect of photography and not digital. It means that my interest is about what the camera, light, lens and my hands can do, for this reason I do the best and all I can during the shoot, to avoid much work on computer manipulation.
I photograph with large format and middle format cameras because the bigger the format the higher the dynamic range of the image. Also because with large format cameras I can move the lens to correct angle and perspective distortion on portraits, architecture and interior decoration.
I some times photograph with digital because sometimes time and quantity of photos is the priority. But if I can, I always will prefer photograph with film negative.
Sure it is possible to correct distortions and other aspects with computer manipulation. Most photographer really enjoy digital manipulation but I am not a computer or technology guy. My passion is on photography at its essence.
I also prefer the hard media because I enjoy craft my photographs with my hands and see the hard media transformation.
About Marcio's Service: People who I photograph receive high resolution digital (scanned) photos by pen-drive or DropBox, so the person can print it as often and whenever they want and I don't mind at all what they will do with the photos.
Nonetheless, I do make optic/light prints from film negatives. It means prints made in chemistry with my on hands. These are artistic prints because each of them are unique, hand crafted by myself and for this reason they are numbered, dated and signed as a piece of art and collection.
I like to earn money with what I do but I do nothing really for money. This is the reason I don't look forwards on selling digital prints which I can if the customer want buy it from me, but with the high resolution digital photos, the customer can print it from a print company and save money.
What people say about Márcio Faustino:
"You got guts. You appear to be educated and well trained. Your photo work reflects a level of sophistication as well as you having the photographer's eye. Your work is fabulous."(Carl Owen is an artist from New Mexico, US)
“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)
"You clearly have an artistic eye that gives your photos an aesthetic appeal that is seldom seen in modern photography."(Zeke is a Photographer from Dallas)
“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 find this to be a marvelous portrait and a sculpture-like perfection. You are an artist and a master!"(Jun Weaver)
"[...] 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 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)
"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)
"[...] 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.)
"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 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)
"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)
"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)
Self published Books
Book with a panoramic photographs of Hamburg made with ultra wide angle pinhole camera.
Marcio Faustino Still Life Photographs
Book with photographs of Hamburg, made with 6x6 wide angle pinhole camera.
Artistic self-portraits made with 6x9 pinhole camera.