I decided to try something different and, after moving to London, I bought a disposable camera and started to photograph bits and pieces of daily life. It’s been interesting to use one of these cameras, especially me being so used to the weight and ‘complexity’ of the digital SRL. It’s literally to point and shoot and there isn’t a pressure to be aesthetically perfect – well, beauty also lies in imperfection. I do like that blurry and grainy aspect so characteristic of film, there’s a certain nostalgia to it; and I definitely enjoy the idea of being able to easily document all of those details and moments I wouldn’t usually photograph.
And so 2011 came to an end!
I never intended to take pretty pictures for this project or even to take a photo every single day.
What I wanted was to take photos of those small details of life, something that represents an entire moment/story. And I did it whenever I felt like taking a photo. The disposable camera ended up giving me a certain sense of freedom, something I don’t feel when I photograph with my DSLR; it really became easy to document one year of my life in such an inspiring city like London – and also in the aery Porto. What a fantastic year it was!