Maximum Shadow Minimal Light

Award-winning Brazilian photographer Gustavo Minas makes discoveries where everything seems to be known already. On the streets of Brazil the master of light and shadows subtly turns his gaze on the everyday and the unspectacular and creates a new world with his pictorial language.

Gustavo Minas

17 x 23,5 cm
192 pages
95 photos
English, Portuguese
Hardcover „French Fold“-jacket
ISBN 978-3-903101-47-0
May 2019

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Authors

  • Gustavo Minas

    Gustavo Minas was born in Cássia, Brazil, in 1981. He studied journalism at the University of Londrina and photography with [...] more

Awards

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Gustavo Minas studied photography with Carlos Moreira, a classic street photographer in São Paulo. Moreira introduced him to the work of Harry Gruyaert and Gueorgui Pinkhassov. “I wanted this light and these colours for myself, so I hunted for them in the streets of São Paulo, in my home town of Cássia and recently in Brasilia, where I moved to in 2014. Over the years I became more and more obsessed and passionate. The city fascinated me every day, like a new girlfriend. I had no preconceived ideas, I was interested in everything, from garbage cans to all the sleepy people riding the bus to their offices. In a certain light nothing looked normal. I have been to places I would never have come to if I did not take photographs. Strolling with an empty mind has taught me the joy of seeing.”

Reviews

SPIEGEL ONLINE open_in_new

7 June 2019: „Minas' Bildband Maximum Shadow Minimal Light zeigt Szenen aus dem Alltag: Menschen, die auf einem Badesteg den Sonnenuntergang genießen; Kinder, die auf einem Spielplatz toben; eine Mutter, die mit ihrem Sohn im Bus sitzt. Jedes Foto strahlt in knalligen Farben, spielt mit Licht und Schatten oder mit Reflexionen.“

El Pais Brasilien open_in_new

Brasil ran a very nice article about the book. Basically it says it's one of the best Brazilian books of the decade.

Folha de S. Paulo open_in_new

Book presentation of "Maximum Shadow Minimal Light“ at the university of Belas Artes in São Paulo, the biggest newspaper in Brasil Folha de S. Paulo featured the book on its cover.

The Journal of Wild Culture open_in_new

"Part street photographer, part forager of visual contradiction, Gustavo Minas’ eye is ever trained on catching two lovers in passionate embrace: furnace-rich color and mine-shaft shadow."

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Description

Gustavo Minas studied photography with Carlos Moreira, a classic street photographer in São Paulo. Moreira introduced him to the work of Harry Gruyaert and Gueorgui Pinkhassov. “I wanted this light and these colours for myself, so I hunted for them in the streets of São Paulo, in my home town of Cássia and recently in Brasilia, where I moved to in 2014. Over the years I became more and more obsessed and passionate. The city fascinated me every day, like a new girlfriend. I had no preconceived ideas, I was interested in everything, from garbage cans to all the sleepy people riding the bus to their offices. In a certain light nothing looked normal. I have been to places I would never have come to if I did not take photographs. Strolling with an empty mind has taught me the joy of seeing.”

Additional information

Weight1.5 kg / 3.31 lbs
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