When I started with photography, I took photos of football pitches in Brazil. I travelled a lot in that time of my life, particularly in the Northeast Region. I saw and photographed beautiful pitches in Porto Seguro, Trancoso, Boipeba, Recife. Now, I receive many football photos from all around the world through Analog Football, but I’m still taking pictures during football games.
Simple and original are the best words to describe my photography. I do football analog photography and I’ve created the first online community for both of them. I think a photo is good when it has a simple composition, is shot at the right time and has a touch of originality. One of my favorite things about my job is taking my old cameras to a football game and shooting before the game kick-off and during the extra time. Over the years, I’ve learned a lot while doing analog photography. It allows me and the world around us to have another perspective on society.
Nowadays, young people start taking analog photos because they want authenticity. I believe that the wish of authenticity is also visible in football. The use of analog photography is the best way to give an authentic and original touch to our modern football. My advice is to start with a disposable camera in order to be familiar with analog photography, then buy a reflex camera. "Your first 10.000 photos are the worst," said photographer Henri Cartier Bresson. I think that you have to wait 1 or 2 years before making good photos, but it's worth it.