Bela Bahia

Salvador, Brazil

Warehouse, Salvador, Brasil

I’m now past the halfway mark on my travels. After beginning my trip to Brasil with two weeks on my own, I’ve just now completed the first of two photography workshops. Below are a few photographs taken over these last nine brilliant days with Ernesto Bazan, and the four wonderful people who joined me with him.

Igreja Senhor do Bonfim, Salvador, Brasil

Igreja Senhor do Bonfim, Salvador, Brasil

Salvador, Brasil

Beauty Salon, Salvador, Brasil

Salvador, Brasil

Warehouse, Salvador, Brasil

Outside Cachoeira, Brasil

Living Room in House, Outside Cachoeira, Brasil

Outside Cachoeira, Brasil

Ruined Sugar Factory Outside Cachoeira, Brasil

7 thoughts on “Bela Bahia

    1. Tamar Granovsky Post author

      it feels exactly like this in some places. but of course there are hints, here and there, that we are in the here and now, grounded in the today. but in many ways life in the countryside, in particular, is still very much steeped in a different time.

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      1. Tamar Granovsky Post author

        and…
        “Old paint on a canvas, as it ages, sometimes becomes transparent. When that happens it is possible, in some pictures, to see the original lines: a tree will show through a woman’s dress, a child makes way for a dog, a large boat is no longer on an open sea. That is called pentimento because the painter ‘repented,’ changed his mind. Perhaps it would be as well to say that the old conception, replaced by a later choice, is a way of seeing and then seeing again… The paint has aged and I wanted to see what was there for me once, what is there for me now.” -Introduction to Lillian Hellman’s Pentimento

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    1. Tamar Granovsky Post author

      it appears i am honing in on what i would like to do with my photography in brasil. i reaslise, more and more, that tactility is what i crave and is critical to my sensibility. this was more obvious during my days as a sculptor where my hands touched as much as they could without tools. i am now using the camera to touch objects – however mundane.

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