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Lives in Paulista, PE, Brazil
Works as a EFL Teacher
Joined on Jan 13, 2011
The first camera I ever used was my mom's Kodak Instamatic 177XF. In the 90's, it happened to me to work as a photographer, but I always had problems working by myself and I just couldn't find a partner. What I needed was someone to deal with the marketing thing, promoting my work.
After a long time having different unsuccessful jobs, I started teaching English. It was by chance, it worked naturally, and I moved on with it. I can say I do something I love because when you learn something naturally and it starts to be part of your life already in childhood, it never gets old. Yet, most things I learned through reading, including photography, were written in English.
Curiosity: The first contact I ever had with photography literature in English was in 1993. I was riding my bicycle and passing by a supermarket when I decided to stop at its newsstand for a quick look at the magazines. I wasn't looking for anything in particular, but then I saw that beautiful red glossy cover with lots of SLRs on it. It was the December 1993 edition of Petersen's PHOTOgraphic magazine. I was in awe because I had never seen such an appealing cover (uncommon to Brazilian magazines at the time). I bought a compact Collins Gem Eng-Port Port-Eng dictionary and a calculator, and spent the whole month trying to translate most of the magazine and converting feet to meters and inches to mm and cm. I continued to buy issues of that magazine for the next 6 months. At first, equipment adds, cameras and lenses guides and articles, and shop catalogs, where the sections I read the most.