A selection of visuals from a new zine by Sao Paulo-based mostly photographer Guilherme da Silva (previously highlighted in this article). Although da Silva initially acquired the idea for the project subsequent a breakup and impromptu image session with a good friend in 2019, he did not start out working on it again until eventually December 2020 due to the pandemic. All of the folks featured in the zine are LGBTQ+, with the aim of providing a utopian room for them to be who they actually are without stressing about how culture sees them:
“As a queer person myself, I understood that most of the time of our life we put in seeking to hide who we are to suit in modern society, that when we are older people we really do not know who we actually are. For me it was a total procedure to realize me and my community…. Currently being a photographer in Brazil has under no circumstances been effortless. When I started out doing professional jobs I experienced to adapt myself and I experienced to offer with some LGBTQ-phobic attitudes that ended up in despair. But it wasn’t just the homophobia, I experienced to offer with criticism in direction of my strategy, my light and also the styles I preferred to photograph. When I heard from a very renowned publication that the types I required have been ‘too gay’ for the journal.”
Overture is da Silva’s reaction to the therapy he’s confronted. Now turning to self-publishing, the zine’s title is a reference to the opening of an opera. And, like any introduction to a larger sized overall body of operate, da Silva hopes this is just the starting. Verify out extra images beneath!