Monday, November 18, 2013

Morning mist

Big Sur smokes in a mist,
The ocean has gone
For a few strange hours,
Until the ancient shroud
Drifts, magically lifts,
And the bay glistens 
And boils in the sun.
- Peter Thabit Jones -

Sunday, October 21, 2012

My heart leaps up when I behold a rainbow in the sky

Pictures by many around Montreal. Title by William Wordsworth.

Thursday, September 06, 2012

La plage à Montréal


Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Florence & The Machine in my beautiful Montreal

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Chichicastenango


Chichicastenango market, Guatemala (2007).
Still one of my favourite places.

Saturday, July 07, 2012

Falling


Monday, June 25, 2012

5 A.M.


Friday, June 22, 2012

On the road to the real Guantánamo

In Baracoa.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Las Cubanitas


In La Habana.

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Winter in the Land of the Rising Sun



Shirakawa-gō (Japan)

Friday, June 01, 2012

Late afternoon tea


 Late afternoon tea in the Bamiyan Valley (Central Afghanistan). I miss this place.

Friday, May 25, 2012

That was the rain
























"When the quickly growing rushing sound wandered over your head it was the wind in the tall forest-trees, - and not the rain. When it ran along the ground it was the wind in the shrubs and the long grass, - and not the rain. When it rustled and rattled just above the ground it was the wind in the maize-fields, - where it sounded so much like rain that you were taken in, time after time, and even got a certain content from it, as if you were at least shown the thing you longed for acted on a stage, - and not the rain. But when the earth answered like a sounding-board in a deep fertile roar, and the world sang round you in all dimensions, all above and below, - that was the rain. It was like coming back to the Sea, when you have been a long time away from it, like a lover’s embrace."

 From “Out of Africa” by Karen Blixen.

 Picture - “Storm on the Niger” by Fabrice Mabillot (http://www.fabricemabillot.com/).

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Last summer in Lusoland

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Bamiyan valley


My favourite place in the world.

Saturday, May 05, 2012

Je m'ennuie

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Lovely spring in Montreal, where the hell are you?

Monday, April 16, 2012

Holga in the land of dust and buzkashi (5)



Bamiyan.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Holga in the land of dust and buzkashi (4)



Kabul.

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Holga in the land of dust and buzkashi (3)



Maimana.

Sunday, April 01, 2012

Holga in the land of dust and buzkashi (2)



Somewhere between Maimana and Mazar-e-Sharif.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Holga in the land of dust and buzkashi (1)



Kabul.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Reddish ruse

Monday, March 19, 2012

Deeply missed life moments (3)



Band-e-Amir, 2009. Picture by a friend.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Deeply missed life moments (2)



Band-e-Amir, 2009. Picture by a friend.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Deeply missed life moments (1)



Bamiyan, 2009.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Love for the smart ones

“Love is being stupid together.”

- Paul Valéry -

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Blue flowers



Polaroid SX-70.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Last night

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Dream places... Sintra, Portugal

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

I miss you

Saturday, February 18, 2012

On the velvet chair (2)



Polaroid SX-70.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Anatole

"Religion has done love a great service by making it a sin."

"Devout believers are safeguarded in a high degree against the risk of certain neurotic illnesses; their acceptance of the universal neurosis spares them the task of constructing a personal one."

- Anatole France -

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

First wet plate collodion

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Sleepness

Thursday, February 09, 2012

On the velvet chair (1)



Polaroid SX-70.

Monday, February 06, 2012

Restless

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Vulnerability



"I postpone death by living, by suffering, by error, by risking, by giving, by losing."

Anaïs Nin

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Remembering Afghanistan



Picture taken with a vintage polaroid SX-70.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Somewhere


“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”

― Neale Donald Walsch ―

Photo by Ryan Mcginley

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Stillness

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Love is a fire that burns unseen

Love is a fire that burns unseen,
a wound that aches yet isn’t felt,
an always discontent contentment,
a pain that rages without hurting,

a longing for nothing but to long,
a loneliness in the midst of people,
a never feeling pleased when pleased,
a passion that gains when lost in thought.

It’s being enslaved of your own free will;
it’s counting your defeat a victory;
it’s staying loyal to your killer.

But if it’s so self-contradictory,
how can Love, when Love chooses,
bring human hearts into sympathy?

Luís Vaz de Camões
(Portugal, 1524/5–1580)

Monday, January 23, 2012

Fondness

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The awakening

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."

- Anaïs Nin -

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Hazara girl in Diffusion Magazine



My picture (Polaroid SX-70) of the little Hazara girl in Bamiyan, Afghanistan, is looking good in the Diffusion Magazine, Volume III.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Wet plate collodion photography: self-portrait in cyanide


Tintype (Wet plate collodion - photographic process from 1850s) at The Center for Alternative Photography, NYC, July 2011.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Placebo by Marco Vernaschi


Placebo is "the attempt to see through my being, a therapeutic but still illusory process. It's about the experience, about the willingness to dig deeply into those dark places that reveal another side of myself. Placebo is me, naked."
One of my favourite photo projects.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Before I fall too fast kiss me quick, but make it last.

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Published story... Afghanistan


The story about my trip in Afghanistan (with 14 pages and 34 photos) has been published in the Portuguese magazine Visão Vida & Viagens this month.

"What could motivate a woman to want to explore Afghanistan? The answer lies somewhere between one of the most extensive landscapes of the world and the hospitality of the people, at the crossroads of cultures and a fascinating history. In the "chaos and love" ..."

Friday, January 21, 2011

My first solo exhibition


My Polaroid pictures of Afghanistan are in exhibition in the gallery Gabinete in the North of Portugal. Pictures of the space soon, and more exhibitions to come.

Friday, November 05, 2010

Pieter Ten Hoopen's dreamy moments



I am completely fascinated by Pieter's panoramic images.