Vasconcellos has been photographing the city of Sao Paulo during five years. Instead of merely making a photographic register, Vasconcellos is proposing a new view of the cityscape. With a Polaroid camera from the 70's, Vasconcellos has created a new, more surreal and fantastic city.
I had never before made such an extensive series on a theme, but Sao Paulo is like that – gigantic, immeasurable. A metropolis that never stops. Even if it would stall for only one minute, its immensity wouldn't let me feel the whole. It is the city that keeps seducing me, and although I try, its constant mutation does not allow me to decipher it.
Since the beginning I used the same kind of camera, an old Polaroid SX-70 from the 1970's, a classic of photography in its style. My personal work is basically black and white. Colors, I prefer in Polaroid, that confers pictures a peculiar outcome in resolution and texture – exactly what fascinates me.
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