Fui pesquisar um pouco sobre este fotógrafo inglês, quando encontrei uma entrevista que ele deu para uma Architectural Digest alemã.
E o que encontro… ele começa falando de São Paulo, aqui vai:
AD: Dear Mr. Powers, we have the pleasure to introduce you to our readers. It would be great if you could answer me some questions in order to write a small article. We show your photographs from an apartment in Sao Paulo. Did you know Sao Paulo before that shooting?
RP: Yes – I have been once before and loved it.
AD: What is the ambiance of this city?
RP: Sao Paulo is full of contrasts; a crazy megatropolis yet people are kind and gentle – you feel alive when you visit Brazil.
AD: Are you specializing in one or two themes (for example in architecture and interior)? Why? Or: Why not?
RP: I started out shooting everything in sight but now I am more specialised – as I grow into my career I find myself shooting predominately interiors and architecture .. it has been a natural progression. Why ? To photograph something well you need to have a passion for the subject – i would have made a terrible fashion photographer !AD: What was the challenge when you photographed the home in Sao Paulo? Did you like it?
RP: One of my all time favorites – it was challenging because there are no windows in the living areas, only one enormous sky light – it was a challenge.AD: When I look at the pictures on your website I am impressed by the scenery, the composition. But what is for you the most important thing for a good photography?
RP: balance is key – what and what not to include is as equally important as the shadows and highlights.
AD: What is the maxim for your work?
RP: I am working on a book project at the moment for Thames & Hudson shooting through a long list of iconic houses of the last century all over the globe – for me this is a "maxim" !AD: Was there any surprising, new or very pleasant thing (anecdote) during the shooting?
RP: Unique, thought provoking architecture with creative interiors, furnishings, not to mention the art – it's a privilege to work in this environment and always a pleasant way to spend a day.AD: Please give me the most important steps of your vita: birthday, study, professional steps, family, the city you live.
RP: I am self taught – I have been taking pictures for as long as I can remember, composing the frame in my mind then choosing the moment to capture the light, only now there's a camera …. oh and I just turned 40.
Essas 3 primeiras fotos foram tiradas aqui no Brasil, em Iporanga, São Paulo.
Aqui vai o site dele: richardpowers.co.uk