Moc Titu - a journey through the balkans.
The whole series over at Stampsy: http://stampsy.com/5426
you live in Denmark, how is it different from you home?
1:well i really like Copenhagen. i came to a film school here back in 2011 and made a lot of friends in the country, so i always come back. it’s way different than my place back in Portugal. over there i live in a rather small village, which is still nice but tends to get boring after some time. here I have an art collective with some friends and we all try to go crazy, especially on weekends.
what is your art collective called and what do you produce?
2: our collective is named 73 (we’re releasing the webpage really soon, but we already have a fb page: (https://www.facebook.com/pages/73collective/508049885912450). basically we all met back at European Film College and since then we’ve been producing whatever we feel like. we make films, paintings, photography, music, texts. anything, really. we also really like to produce music videos for nice and upcoming bands.
you went to European Film College, is there a takeaway message that you would like to share?
3: the best thing i learned at EFC was that you must stick to your friends, no matter where in the world they are. also you must not give a shit about what they teach you. learn it and then just do it how you feel like you should do it. have no prejudice, immerse yourself in what you care and create in a way that you please yourself first.
what’s your favorite piece of photographic equipment?
4: I pretty much only use point and shoot cameras. i have a Yashica t4 and a Leica minilux. they are easy, fast and they have great lenses, and quality. i found they were the perfect type of cameras for me. i don’t care much about the technical part of photography, i prefer to focus on what’s around me.
has the global economic depression hurt your ability to focus on photography because you are jobless?
5: it always affects, somehow. i’ve been jobless pretty much all my life and I’m one of those that got out of school in the middle of this economic crash, so yes, i’ve never known any other condition than this one. i tend not to really care and do my own thing, still it would be amazing getting paid to create in a steady way. it gets expensive because i only shoot film. but i guess in the end we always get money for our vices, in one way or the other.
what’s your favorite alcoholic beverage?
6: well considering alcohol it always depends on the moment, the mood and the cash i have in my pockets. but usually it varies from whisky, beer and, when i’m really low on my economies, bambus (red wine+cola).