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Marcelo Gomes - Photographer
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Name: Marcelo Gomes
Year of birth: 1979
Nationality: Brazilian
Based In: New York and São Paulo
Website: www.marcelogomesphoto.com

How did you start your career?

I started taking pictures while I was still working at Index Magazine here in New York. Working there was like art school for me. I never went to art school because I thought I was going to be a diplomat when I was younger, I graduated the University of Iowa with a Political Science degree.

What do you think is your best work so far?
I was really happy with my portfolio of pictures for the Peace and Quiet issue of New York Magazine at the beginning of this year. And I just did a catalog for Urban Outfitters which I’m very excited about, but I think my first book is my best work so far — it’s called “Love and Before, Green and After”, it’s out on Hassla Books.

Who or what has influenced you?
I think working at Index was really influential. Seeing work from Wolfgang Tillmans, Mark Borthwick, Juergen Teller on a regular basis (they all used to shoot for us) was very influential. As well as working for an artist, Peter Halley – he owned Index back then and I learned a lot from him about New York, art, and magazines.

What is your favorite childhood memory?
Playing at the beach every morning with my sister. We grew up in a small beach town in Brazil, and only went to school in the afternoons, so everyday our mom would take us to the beach (which was basically our back yard) and we played there until we had lunch and then we’d go to school. That was really lovely.

What music do you like to work to?
David Bowie (Berlin Trilogy), Caetano Veloso, Brian Eno, Mogwai, Arthur Russell, Robert Wyatt, My Bloody Valentine (I just saw them live for the first time, it was incredible!)

What is the hardest thing you’ve ever done?
Running sprints at 5am (3 times a week for 2 months) during October in Iowa. That was by far the hardest thing I’ve ever done.

Three people you would love to work with:
I would really like to shoot Malgosia, I think there’s something really special about her. Melanie Ward, and I would to work on some sort of thing with Caetano Veloso, he’s actually the only person I’m still in complete awe of. I met him recently and I couldn’t quite bring myself to say anything other than, “good job, it was a show.” I mean, what a horrible thing to say!

Describe your dream project:
Shooting portraits and spending the day with some of my favorite musicians, and shooting a fashion story where I can take it easy and only shoot during sunrise and sunset for 5 days straight at a beach of my choosing!

Where do you find inspiration?
Everyday stuff, silly color combinations, my girlfriend Letícia, my best friend Zoe.

What are you loving at the moment?
I’m really into this band, The Vivian Girls, and I saw this book of photos by Andrey Tarkovsky (the Russian filmmaker) called “Bright, bright day” that’s really stunning. I started doing nude pictures sort of recently and it’s something I really love doing.

What is something unfashionable that you love anyway?
Sports. I love sports, all of them. American Football, basketball; I love watching sports. Except for golf, golf’s not really a sport.

Film or book that has had a big impact on you:
Film: Les Amants du Pont Neuf by Leos Carax.
Book: Confesso Que He Vivido (Pablo Neruda’s Memoires)

Best advice you have ever been given?
Be nice to people. Everyone, be nice to everyone.

What advice would you give to someone starting out in the industry?
Don’t be so anxious, and be nice!

Who do you think is one to watch? (for example an upcoming artist, band or designer, etc.)
I really like this magazine out of Buenos Aires called Sede (means thirst), they’re doing nice things (they’re not really a fashion magazine). And Dossier from New York, they’re really cool too. Alec and Skye (who’s a really good photographer!), they’re doing great as well!
This is the ed that made me interested in his work.

Dossier Issue 7 Spring / Summer 2011
Styling: Sara Moonves
M: Elise Combrez



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I also fell in love with his work thanks to that Dossier story, Ana , it's so gorgeous.. it's funny because at this point, I feel like we've seen tons of new photographers doing the overly shinning + colorful shadows pairing but Marcelo somehow manages to channel it through a very beach-like type of serenity and make it new again, perhaps because it's all about the projection of the colors and making them vibrate a page, instead of highlighting the beauty of the model or creating a 'dreamy' atmosphere, which is what a lot of these new photographers do, am I rambling too much?

Very lovely stuff, I'll check on my UO catalogs in case there's something left from them that I can contribute here .


Thanks for starting him a thread, Ana!

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it's all about the projection of the colors and making them vibrate a page, instead of highlighting the beauty of the model or creating a 'dreamy' atmosphere, which is what a lot of these new photographers do, am I rambling too much?
No, I totally agree with you. I like how he works with lights, shadows and colours, and how the models are just a part of it, like an element to focus on, but not necessarily what makes the image special.

I don't really admire any Brazilian fashion photographer (the renowned ones, who shoot for Vogue Br, etc), so I was happy to find out he's from Brazil.

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LOVE Marcelo!

I noticed not long ago he shot for Mr Porter:
http://www.mrporter.com/journal/Journal_issue16/2

Thanks for this thread Ana!

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Here's the link to his profile on commune
http://www.communedesign.com/photogr...e#photo-images

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