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A moment of reflection. We are always curious about the creative process of artists. How did they get to this point? We want to dive into the mind of the creators. The result: ‘Making Process’, a column featering artists who offer us an insight in their creative process.
In this episode Patrícia Pereira, a photgrapher from Aveiro, Portugal.
SHC: Can you tell us something about yourself?
Patricia: I create photos. I am encouraged by sensibility and have a strong desire to learn more about myself and the world. My pictures serve as a container of my emotions and thus reveal my genuine character. I also keep my sketchbook at hand, for there are times when I feel the need to let my thoughts flow onto the paper.
SHC: When you compare the two pictures what do you see?
Patricia : I actually started my practice in photography with nature (macro-photography in particular), and later on, my main focus shifted. The way in which I approach photography today has strongly been influenced by my development regarding technique, namely light, color, and composition. Now I mainly do architecture/urban compositions. I acknowledged my capacities throughout time, and my passion for art grew fonder.
SHC: What influences this?
Patricia: The contact with other artists and the work of others, in a versatile environment, influenced my work a lot. I have been in touch with people within a range of styles of creative exploration, from teachers and illustrators to architects, graphic designers, and engineers. Throughout the years, I’ve been keenly studying art and cultural stuff, as I am innately curious and always want to surround myself with new concepts.
Further, maturation of the self and a consequent harmonized approach towards reality constitute the reasons for that change. Now, I am more confident in who I am as a person, and that mirrors in my photography. It was a turning point for me.
SHC: What do you find your greatest improvement between the works?
Patricia: My greatest improvement has to do with the development of technique through practice. After learning the basics, I was able to expand my knowledgeability in a broader sense. The applied technique allowed me to further explore a wide range of scenarios which lead me to discover the wonders of urban photography. It was (and still is) a very intuitive process for me.
Thank you Patrícia
More work of Patrícia, check her instagram