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Maximum Shadow Minimal Lightnew

Gustavo Minas 
17 x 23,5 cm
192 pages
95 photos
English, Portuguese
Hardcover 
ISBN 978-3-903101-47-0 
May 2019

  • © Gustavo Minas
  • © Gustavo Minas
  • © Gustavo Minas
  • © Gustavo Minas
  • © Gustavo Minas
  • © Gustavo Minas
  • © Gustavo Minas
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Maximum Shadow Minimal Light

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.”

EXHIBITIONS 

Gustavo Minas 
Maximum Shadow Minimal Light
FREELENS Galerie
Alter Steinweg 15 
20459 Hamburg
Germany 
23 May – 8 August 2019
Opening 23 May 2019, 19 pm 

 

Authors

Gustavo Minas

was born in Cássia, Brazil, in 1981. He studied journalism at the University of Londrina and photography with Carlos Moreira. In 2009 he started photographing everyday life in the cities where he lives. Currently he works as a journalist and freelance photographer. In 2017 his work Bus Station won the POY Latam Award in the category “Future of the Cities”. In the same year Gustavo was honoured with being included in the collection 100 Great Street Photographs, curated by David Gibson. www.gustavominas.com