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Lives in Paulista, PE, Brazil
Works as a ESL/EFL Teacher
Joined on Jan 13, 2011
The very first camera I ever used was my mom's, a 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 was too picky to find a partner. Actually, what I needed was someone to deal with the marketing thing, promoting my work.
After a long hiatus, it just happened to me to start teaching English. It was natural, and I moved on with it. I like being an ESL/EFL Instructor, because most things I learned in-depth through reading in my life, including photography, was based on English material.
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 step into its newstand for a quick look at some covers. I wasn't looking for anything in special, but then I saw that beautiful red cover with a lot of SLRs in it. It was the December 1993 edition of Petersen's PHOTOgraphic magazine. I was amazed because I had never seen a such appealing cover (uncommon in Brazilian magazines) and yet in ENGLISH! I bought a compact Collins Gem Eng-Port Port-Eng and spent the whole month trying to translate 70 % of the magazine. Oh, and I also bought a calculator to convert the different measurement units in it! From that time on, I continued to buy that magazine for the next 6 months.