Alexandre Miguel Maia
I am born and living in Hamburg/Germany since 1982, after my parents moved here as “Gastarbeiter” immigrant workers from Portugal.
My first experience in photography I gathered 2003 during my time at a technical secondary school for interior design. There I quickly realized that analog photography suits my personality. With this medium I can live out my perfectionism in creativity and work consciously with the subject.
The mood of an environment must inspire me. It must evoke a feeling inside of me that is worth capturing in a photograph. The true art is to be able to capture these feelings in a photograph, even when the camera only reflects a fragment of our perception. I favor places where I can find tranquility with subjects that have a clarity and calmness in them.
“Restrict yourself to the minimum to unleash maximum creativity”
I believe that restrictions help to focus your mind on the things that can be done within that boundaries. It helps to pursue unconventional ways that would otherwise left undiscovered. Even when it is not easy to limit your options, it can be really relieving.