Fashion week has finally wrapped up and as the tall, pale-skinned, deer-legged models leave our wonderful city of New York, I feel comfortable crawling out of my unfashionable hole to write about clothing again. Across the internet there have been instagrams, tweets, articles, and lists about the who’s who of fashion and whatever incredulous designs they created to ‘push boundaries’. I don’t want to talk about any of that. I don’t think another sentence needs to be written about what is largely a rather homogeneous pool of models and fashions (read: tall, skinny, and white). Today I’d like to introduce you to the work of Brazilian photographer Ricardo Abrahao. The 27 year old photographer has taken thousands of pictures since moving from Sao Paulo to Paris, France. His work is not limited to the usual model palette and instead branches out to feature a more diverse group of faces.
Before I talk about his work, it’s important to understand where Ricardo is coming from. Born in Sao Paulo, he studied industrial design and received the opportunity to work with brands such as Claudia Moreira Salles and the Campana brothers. These career opportunities allowed him to develop a creative side across many different areas. In his work you will find hints of product design, architecture, and scenography.
Here is Ricardo what he has to say about how he first got into photography:
“The first time I realized photography was my true passion was when I hit the road in 2010 and went backpacking around Asia by myself for 8 months. I wanted to tell the stories of all the amazing places and people I met in my journey, so I started taking pictures to document everything that was happening around me.
Coming back to Brazil I decided to take photography to another level so I enrolled in Speos Photography Institute in Paris and specialized my education in studio, fashion and portrait photography.”
More about the artist:
View his entire portfolio here.
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