9 de Julho Avenue
Framed Fine Art PrintNew
2011, Open Edition
Archival photographic print on heavyweight, acid-free, soft gloss paper in a wood, white, or black frame. Features a 1.25" white border around the image. No matte. Acrylic glass front gives a crystal clear view. Includes a certificate of authenticity on request, and arrives wired to hang.
This piece is from my Ilhas series, which captures moments of alienation in urban cities. Taken in São Paulo in 2011.
Gustavo Minas first got hooked on photography during school when he was studying journalism. It was a class on photojournalism that taught him to notice things through a lens, whether it was vivid colors, deep shadows, or geometric compositions. After graduation, he took a job as an economics reporter at a newspaper, but always found himself waking up early to wander the streets of São Paulo and capture the warm light of the morning. “Many days I come back home with nothing worth a second look, but now and then magic happens, and this is what keeps me going back to the streets over and over.” Although Gustavo’s artwork is powerfully impactful, his demeanor remains humble. “My studio is small and cozy, just a table and iMac in the living room of my apartment. Photography is mostly a hobby for me, and I think that’s why I take so much pleasure from it.”