Edition of 1000
270 x 220 mm
In Centro, both the images and objects I photographed are the direct result of the transformation and action beneath the surface of the city. I photograph very early when downtown São Paulo is still empty. Like an archaeologist I search for what was left behind. I look for silence as a way to subvert our conventional perception of time and space associated with this region of the city. Objects and constructions are the material under which I look for order. When photographed, these objects become monuments that celebrate ephemeral and apparently insignificant gestures in the urban landscape, gestures that contain a latent energy of search and possibility. The images allude to social and historical issues, sometimes very particular to São Paulo, sometimes present in any large metropolis.
About the Artist
Felipe Russo was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Russo is a photographer with a background in Biology and Landscape Ecology. Photography is a relational practice, a space for learning and questioning. The camera is the mediating instrument of a physical, sensorial and intellectual contact with the world around him. Photography helps him to be present and more connected to the world and himself, he is grateful for it. Landscape Ecology seeks to identify the linkage of point phenomena, or small stories, with the broader perspective of the territory. He wishes to better perceive these links, the links between seemingly unimportant structures and their deep connection to larger systems and our daily experience. Today he looks at the city and its spaces because this is where he lives and where his personal story is built. He still observes it, as he did when he walked in the woods.