A collection of photographs from a new zine by Sao Paulo-primarily based photographer Guilherme da Silva (beforehand showcased here). While da Silva initial obtained the idea for the undertaking following a breakup and impromptu photograph session with a good friend in 2019, he did not start out performing on it all over again till December 2020 due to the pandemic. All of the folks featured in the zine are LGBTQ+, with the intention of delivering a utopian room for them to be who they definitely are without having worrying about how society sees them:
“As a queer man or woman myself, I recognized that most of the time of our lives we used making an attempt to cover who we are to healthy in culture, that when we are older people we don’t know who we truly are. For me it was a total system to realize me and my community…. Becoming a photographer in Brazil has under no circumstances been effortless. When I began executing professional careers I experienced to adapt myself and I experienced to deal with some LGBTQ-phobic attitudes that finished up in melancholy. But it wasn’t just the homophobia, I had to deal with criticism toward my method, my light-weight and also the styles I desired to photograph. Once I read from a really renowned publication that the styles I wished have been ‘too gay’ for the journal.”
Overture is da Silva’s response to the treatment he’s confronted. Now turning to self-publishing, the zine’s title is a reference to the opening of an opera. And, like any introduction to a bigger body of do the job, da Silva hopes this is just the commencing. Look at out more photos below!