As an artist (painting) I use photography as a work-instrument for my creative process and as a hobby in my free time. Situated in the island of São Miguel, near to Ponta Delgada ( the main city of the Archipelago of the Azores), the beach of Pópulo' is seen as a place for relaxation and pleasure for its population.
Like many others, I too go there frequently to drink a coffee and especially look at the see. In this context, the presented series of photographs is a part of a bigger project ( in construction) that searches to reflect the direct form of the behaviour of people in the presence of the sea- their facial expressions, corporal movements and attitudes.
The developed photographies were taken between 21/04/2007 and 14/12/2007
A quote by Elliott Erwitt comes to my mind seeing these great pictures by Filipe Franco: It's about time we started to take photography seriously and treat it as a hobby. It´s a pleasure to see you here Filipe. /ulf