A week after I was born, my family moved from São Paulo to Brasília. Since then, over the course of 47 years, I have moved 20 times covering 4 different continents.
Do I enjoy moving? Not really, actually. It’s sad to have to say goodbye to the life you have built and the people with whom you have connected. The constant effort to adapt to a completely new environment or circumstance on the basis that it will last forever and then uproot again takes a huge effort. But at the same time, these moves have brought me so much that I can't imagine my life without them. Big moves and change give us the opportunity to get out of our comfort zone, develop a new point of view, discover other nuances of ourselves and live a life worth living because, in fact, everything is moving, transforming and changing constantly around us with or without our interference.
Given the importance of Change in my life, this will be the central theme to my blog. I’ll talk about how this has impacted my photography, how it has shaped my perspective and techniques, and also about how change has allowed me to discover so many new places and to learn how to quickly set up a new home and settle into a new life no matter how different it might be from the one I’ve just left. As in photography, life is about finding the right balance between giving and receiving.