Mendes de Almeida Fine Art Photography
 

 
 
Ao lado - Corpos 02
AO LADO (BY YOUR SIDE)
Ao lado (By your side) - 2006 Since I remember loose images come to me and stay in my memory. The perception of parts in a whole, a distinct reality by themselves, sometimes are what I retain from a visual experience. These small realities within a more global world have, in themselves, their own autonomy and meaning.
Are we human ? #161
ARE WE HUMAN ?
Are we human ? - 2011 What do these mannequins look like ? Would they riddle on you ? Are we human or are we something else ?
Bancos do Conhecimento 09
BANCOS DO CONHECIMENTO
Remember where you learned ? - 2010 This series is about an affection, a school memory. Times of childhood, of careless youth, of endless horizons. What memories remain ? Friends, teachers, rooms, yards, blackboards and benches. Remember where you learned ?
 
 
 
De dentro 01
DE DENTRO (INSIDE)
Inside. - 2009 Abandoned spaces, unoccupied places, bare structures washed away by the passing of time. This series is about a look towards now purposeless and dysfunctional buildings.
Entropia 04
ENTROPIA (ENTROPY)
Entropia (Entropy) - 2010 Order and disorder. By the laws of physics the degree of disorder is always increasing. Can you see entropy ?
Geometria (Geometry) 10
GEOMETRIA (GEOMETRY)
Geometria (Geometry) - 2007 Shapes, lines and forms. Geometry. In our environment they are always present. Anything more urban than geometry ?
 
 
 
ID 01
ID
ID. - 2009 (Life and Death / Light and Shadow) Some places transmit unique sensations, of a present inseparable of a strong, enduring past. Sensations of what has been, of a reality telling different stories. Facts gone by, joys that were, lived dramas. Walls may tell stories of life and death, physical and psychical. And there is light and shadow. What�s evident and what�s just guessed, in an allegory of good and evil, of Eros and Tanatos. All in all inseparable, two versions of a single reality, of dawn and twilight. This series was shot in an abandoned psychiatric ward and tries to express the eagerness for life and death, the search for light and shadow.
Observers #02
OBSERVERS 01
Have you observed the observers ? Take a look ...
Pavilhao 28 - 01
PAVILHAO 28
Pavilhao 28 - 2010 The "Pavilhao 28" was an abandoned psychiatric ward, where inpatients were secured. The photos in this series were shot after the exhibition "ID" took place in these premises. Can you see the overwhelming decay ?
 
 
 
Portas da Mente (Doors of the Mind) 01
PORTAS DA MENTE (DOORS OF THE MIND)
Doors of the Mind. - 2008 Doors, in a sense better than mirrors. The start of a path, the way to the other side. Where past and future touch, where what was is no longer, starting point of what is to come. Half open they allow to glimpse a new dream, they allow a choice between different futures. Do you dare to cross ?
Shadows 01
SHADOWS
Shadows Do you wonder what makes good photography ? Most people would say adequate light, but look at the shadows ... . I wouldn't approach the subject by praising them, but do they touch you ?
Fado Scene #50
THEATER - FADO
Theater - Fado Part III of the trilogy on the LaFeria musicals. Take a look at the unseen behind the theater.
 
 
 
Violin #13
THEATER - FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
Theater - Fiddler on the Roof Part II of the trilogy on the LaFeria musicals. Take a look at the unseen behind the theater.
Theater #59
THEATER - LA CAGE AUX FOLES
Theater - La Cage aux Foles Part I of the trilogy on the LaFeria musicals. Take a look at the unseen behind the theater.
Thorn 16
THORN
"Thorn" is a series of pictures on half-destroyed advertisement posters. They are an allegory on the effect of time and, in particular, of the human hand. They are images of decay and loss and their action on changing reality.
 
 
 
MB 02
VIDAS CONTADAS (TOLD LIVES)
This series was shot at the psychiatric Hospital Miguel Bombarda just before it was closed in April 2011. These pictures of the last community of inpatients at this hospital is a document of their existence and of the place where they lived a long part of their lives.

 

 
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