A city is ever-changing. Every construction starts with destruction. And, for a moment, there's no city at all.
This photo is part of Capturing Change, a DeviantArt collaborative assignment, in association with SONY, to take four photographers from DA to document changes in their cities and cultures. I was fortunate to be one of them.
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Capturing ChangeFour Deviants get game changing cameras from Sony for a collaborative assignment: Show us how your cities have changed from the past, for the present and into the future!
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São Joaquim, Brazil
The most experience photographer of the group, Miguel has been a photographer for over 15 years, starting with a film camera and then moving to digital five years later. With the goal of featuring the past, present, and future of Brazil in this project, he traveled to smaller and lesser-known cities to capture the beauty and the chaos withi
I hadn't been in Laguna for almost a year and was surprised to find the old center completely turned to rubble. The change from old to new in Laguna has impacted heavily in the daily life of its citizens, who have no idea how long this revolution will last. Everyone hopes it's worth it.
I chose Laguna to represent an old town now being converted to a new city. The changes are brutal and you see past, present and future in every corner. I was a bit shocked by how much the old town had changed in so little time. But, a city is ever-changing and that's a fact.
Santa Catarina, Brazil.
This was shot around noon, as I was walking around the center of old town, now most of it just rubble. Thought I'd make simple, postcard-like shots to document the ongoing works. It was then I found this wall with LAGUNA written and everything crumbling besides it. The backhoe was a bonus -- the operator jumped in and drove it away in a split second, so I got to capture it as it manoeuvred away.
SONY a7RII | 28mm | f/8.0 | 1/800 | ISO 200
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Dedicado a mudalaca00 e RogerioGuimaraes
Obrigado pelo apoio constante!!
E desejo de um Brasil mudando para melhor.
...just a few feet away...
Bela galeria, parabéns pelo trabalho!
WOW!!! THAT BACKHOE WAS PRETTILY AWESOME...
Thanks! Yeah, I was fortunate the guy decided to move it just as I was getting ready to photograph the scene
Oh mai Gah!
You have got to be ---- kidding me! They're tearing that old building down!?
Most likely, yes... and many others like it, unfortunately. That's the price of ignoring history and the greed of building a new city.
òtima foto e não há de que.
de nada xD