slightly out of focus

Robert Capa has a book called ‘Slightly Out of Focus’ in which he advocates that his photography style, while not technically perfect, was about what his colleague Cartier Bresson was saying – to capture the decisive moment. These two photographers serves as a means of insipiration for this series of images that I have been producing since last week, between my house and the subway station that I do daily in an old bus that passes here by my neighborhood. Far from any comparison with the two masters of photography, my inspiration refers only in the sense that I am aware that these images are far from being a technical perfection – I would not mention the composition aspect. However, I believe they have something that captures an immediate sense, catch a moment that I believe, over the years, will gain a certain strength – at least in my memory – but also, may serve as a record of an era here from my neighborhood. I’m not saying that there will be many people interested in this, who knows? But what motivates me in producing and presenting these images is, above all, my desire to practice photography on a daily basis, in a less ambitious way. The meaning of this blog is precisely this, to record this practice to try to perceive some evolution over time.

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7 thoughts on “slightly out of focus

  1. I really like these shots, and the text is also spot on. It’s interesting how photos of everyday scenes can turn into something more significant as newer and newer layers of time build up on them. I’m just so happy when I review shots taken 10-15 years ago – they are turning from family shots into something else, as if I hadn’t even been there. Superb blog!

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  2. photography has the power to gain new layers of reading and feeling over time. The strange thing is that it is not photography that changes over time, but are ourselves 🙂 thank you for your comment. Encourage me to move on.

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