Memories of A Broken God is finally published and available on Amazon. I first wrote this short novelette, or long short story if you prefer, in 2010 when I was living in Dublin. The original intention was to create a narrative for a photobook where each page on the right side of the book would have no more than five lines of text narrative, while the pages on the left side of the book would show the photo narrative. The idea came to me as a photographer, not as a writer. I would take the photos showing the main character's point of view. So I had the idea, the text narrative – which was much shorter than the final version in this book – and a model to act in the photo narrative. The model was Larena Slight who I had photographed months before. She liked the project and she was happy to help me with it. What I didn't have was a place to do the photos and I would probably use my own apartment. Unfortunately I felt I was not ready to take the photos I planned for the book. I was working full time during the day and I didn't want to work on the project in a hurry and stressed so I waited, but I waited for too long and it never happened. I thought about trying to finally do the photos for the book when I was living in south Germany some years later but I didn't find any model willing to work for my project. I don't know why but people thought the project was pornographic so eventually I gave up. Eleven years after writing the story for the first time I decided to publish the story without the photos but I had to develop the text further, and it was easy because I felt I had a lot to express in it thanks to the many experiences and books I had read in the meantime. However, I had many delays caused by the poor conditions of the walls of my apartment, with four of my neighbours constantly distracting me day and night. I also was constantly tired from lack of sleep caused by the same problem. Being able to finally finish writing the story, publish it and see the feedback from readers after many years is a huge relief. It also gives me hopes to write and publish many more fictions I have thought many times about. I just don't know how many years it will take for the conclusion of future writings, but hopefully not eleven years – if my neighbours allow me.
Now you can have puzzles with my photographs. Two options available, one with 500 pieces and the other with 1000 pieces. Check them out at marcio-faustino.pixels.com/shop/puzzles
What most people haven't realized yet is that the tool has a lot to do with the message content. As Nail Postman once said, " technology is the biggest ideology of all". This is the main reason I work with analog cameras and pinhole; It is not about being wistful but about what Cicero would call the avoidance of senses' 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 the distraction of entertainment language. The results I get are important to to me, but more important than the result is the process. My experience during the process will impact on the result of what I photograph; The choice of ways to work, methods, tools, paths, is a choice of perspectives, personal relation to what the result will become and even of what the message will be. Process wins over output, which we become wiser and gain perspectives from. As Buddha once said (or meant) “ Success as well life is the journey, not the destination ”.
Book : Hamburg Square Pinhole: Pinhole Photographs of Hamburg available at Amazon.
On the 26th September, at Langschläferflohmarkt, I will be showing my latest book (The Anxiety of Nonexistence) and my photographs, from 11h until 16h.
I will also be giving €15 discount for prints to be purchased in my online shop.
This is my 5th book but for the first time I am publishing a book without photographs in it. The book is a collection of essays I wrote along the years. It comprises a wide range of subjects such as Psychology, Philosophy, Politics, Religion and specially art.
In these writings I attempt to present my understanding on different subjects from a personal experience point of view, as a self expression and self-learning. The texts present my curiosity on understanding people and humanity in general. An investigation about what makes us humans and what makes me an Artist.
You can purchase your paperback copy of "The Anxiety of Nonexistence" at Amazon by clicking on the image and don't forget to send me your feedback.
I went to Morocco in the Christmas of 2019 and I really enjoyed its rich landscape. It was a road trip starting from Casablanca and going through Rabat, Fes, Zagora desert, Benhaddou, Marrakesh and many other small towns in between. The trip was with my brothers and cousins who long time I hadn't seen.
I am making the images available to be purchase now. They are landscapes, architectures and street scenes. These photos will make a difference to my online shop gallery for showing something else apart from Europe, with the north African deserts, towns and people.
I am offering a big discount for the person who will make the first purchase. The discount can be obtained by using the this discount code during the online purchasing process: TCEKTV
Street Portraits and No Violent Communication
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Is photography an easy way to make art?
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The photo mechanical eye culture and the need of abstract vision