Join photographer Nilo Biazzetto Neto, based in Brazil, as he speaks of his book his latest photobook Cafeína.
Cafeína is created from photographs already printed, from previous projects that were reclusive at home, are transformed from the feelings and the coffee consumed. A Physical, visceral and transcendental process. The photographs were chosen within the possibilities of what Nilo had at home at the time, already printed. Nilo ended up selecting 7 photographs in which he found cathartic themes for the moment of personal deconstruction we were all going through. Old age and aging, isolation, confinement, people closed in their personal universes, thorns, pain and suffering, longing for everything, everyone, freedom, the ocean.
‘Coffee, caffeine, time, the passage of time. Aging, transformation, the company of coffee, sleep during the day, difficulty sleeping at night. I miss the ocean, I miss my daughters, I miss surfing, I miss the streets, I miss freedom. Rescuing the desire to cook at home, wine, the bread oven, books, vinyl records, music, jazz, blues, swing, the female voice, the guitar, the piano, the double bass, the cello, the drum beat. Time with Simone, taking care of the house, time at home, some moments of anguish, usually at night. Coffee, always an excellent companion. The smell, the grain, the grinding, the aroma, the mocha. The sound of coffee getting ready, the smell of coffee getting ready, flavor, pleasure, humor, awakening, transforming, doing, thinking. The friendship with Simone, dinner, lunch, breakfast, intimacy, affection, respect, Coffee, always our companion, wine, cachaça, the dogs. The garden, the pine trees, the pine nuts, the wind, the morning sun, the occasional woodpecker. The privilege of the comfort of our home, the sadness about Brazil, Covid, the deaths, the pain. The dogs, Afro, Smith, partners, companions in their happiness during the quarantine, because we are always together, like never before. Coffee helps us to pass the time, think, reflect, sensations, aroma.’ Nilo Biazzetto Neto
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© Nilo Biazzetto Neto
Nilo Biazzetto Neto
Born in 1975 in Curitiba - Brazil, he began his photography career in 1994 while studying advertising and training. In 1998 he founded Portfolio, today an important cultural center dedicated especially to photography, art, education and gastronomy. He worked for around 18 years in the advertising market in the areas of fashion, architecture, portraits and gastronomy. Organized several photography festivals, photography fairs and art festivals in Curitiba. In 2009 he opened the Portfolio Gallery, where he has since acted as director and curator and has held dozens of exhibitions with great names and new talents in Brazilian photography. His works were exhibited in several collective and individual exhibitions in Brazil, Europe and Latin America. In 2014, he created the Muro Galeria, a democratic space for open air exhibitions, on the corner of Portfolio, in Curitiba. In 2016 he published his first book called Primarias. In 2017 he founded the Institute Portfolio of Photography, where he currently works directly on photography and education as tools for social transformation. In 2020 he released the book Cáustico, a small limited edition and in 2021 he released the book RUA, the first book with the seal of the Portfolio Book Store. In 2023, he is presenting his fourth Photo book: CAFEÍNA.