In June 2010 I bought a camera that takes great photos but also shoots high definition video. The idea of filming stuff was appealing, and everyone seemed to be getting into it at the time. You went to see people with your printed portfolio and got asked about video, “Are you doing it yet, do you intend to?”.
The answer was no, I did not intend to, I had no idea where to even begin. It was just a completely different animal to me, a new profession I had to learn from scratch and wasn’t really interested in.
Until I went to Sri Lanka and India, that is. There, just like when I first started taking pictures, I felt an immense need to show things in movement. Everything around me was so different, chaotic and alive that suddenly a photograph was not enough anymore. I wasn’t really sure what I was doing, I just went on filming the things that caught my eyes, the best way I could.
When I got back, I began looking for ways to improve how I captured video, but mainly I kept on shooting my trips back home to Brazil, working in Istanbul, visiting family in Japan, a couple of everyday moments in London.
Then at some point earlier this year I finally found the time to put it all together. I did lots of silly mistakes learning to use different software, went the very long way around in a strange process, got stressed, frustrated and almost sick of it.
Despite the mistakes and a slight breakdown, I simply loved seeing all those little moments. I know this may sound silly, but I find it fascinating, nearly magical, to see my photographs in motion. I still have lots to learn, but here it is, my first video, a little journey through some of the things I have seen in the past year.