Um vendedor de discos antigos no Mercado Ver o Peso, em Belém, Pará. É muito comum encontrar em grandes mercados centrais por todo o Brasil, pessoas que vendem vinis usados. Pra amantes e dj's, estes lugares são ótimas fonte de pesquisa. A seller of old records in “Mercado Ver O Peso”, in Belém, Pará. It is very common to find in large municipal markets throughout Brazil, people selling used records. For long plays lovers and DJs , these places are great source of research. #brasil #belem #mercadoveropeso #para #municipalmarket #amazon #vinyl Photo by @renatostockler
I was asked a few weeks ago about my Instagram “strategy”: How do I choose who to follow? And why don’t I follow everyone who follows me?
The short answer is I don’t really have a strategy. I simply look for photos and photographers that challenge and inspire me to become a better photographer. And whose work helps me discover something new, however slight it may be, about our beautifully flawed world. That’s all. I’m not interested in anything else.
Instagram is a medium I’ll always use more to discover and share the work of others than to share my own. The number of followers I acquire is of no consequence. I’m delighted when someone chooses to follow my occasional posts. It makes me just as happy when someone unfollows me 24 hours after following me only because I haven’t followed them back.
Enough of that, which all brings me to these five photographers I’ve discovered in recent months when preparing for my current stint in South America.
Renato Stockler / renatostockler / behance.net/renatostockler / NaLata Agency
Either from or working in the region, they’re all extremely good at capturing moments described as ‘everyday’, like the lead image above by self-described ‘street viewer’ Renato Stockler, a freelance photographer based in Sao Paulo, Brazil. I was immediately drawn into this simple scene by the colorful variety of albums and the kiosk owner’s smile. This is a person who loves music and obviously enjoys his job as well. It compelled me to listen to Brazilian music for the rest of the afternoon. Thanks for that, Renato.
I first came across Stockler’s work, a delightful selection of minimalist images, always well-composed, through EverydayLatinAmerica. Check out their stream, too.