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Photo essay © André Gonçalves – Universe of Memories João Carlos Abreu

From Madeira to Mars

Photoessay © André Gonçalves – Universe of Memories João Carlos Abreu

Located in São Pedro, in a palace from the 19th century, João Carlos Abreu’s Memories Universe is home to much of his life, through art and memories. To know more about this read this article.

Universo de Memórias João Carlos Abreu – Calçada do Pico nº2 – Funchal – Madeira ©SofiaVasconcelos

 

Universo de Memórias João Carlos Abreu

Universo de Memórias João Carlos Abreu ©Sofia Vasconcelos

Universo Memórias João Carlos Abreu ©Sofia Vasconcelos

The memories of this mystical and cinematographic place  brought me and André Gonçalves to a photo shoot, where André associates each image with an emotion, a past, a secret…

André was born in Calheta, Madeira. He describes himself as a photo enthusiast, lunatic, eccentric, bizarre and bohemian. He likes to portray the interior of a chaotic mind, what he sees and what he does not see. He discovered the photograph at a young age but only recently began to publicize his works that can be seen in national magazines such as Zoom and international as Dark Beauty, Blur, Photoshoot and Adore Noir Magazine. He has already taken some of his works to Paris where he integrated an exhibition in the Espace des Arts sans Frontièrs. He made several exhibitions in spaces such as the Baltazar Dias Municipal Theater or the FNAC Madeira, where he exhibites his art until 14/04/2017.

 

Madeira

© A N D R E • G O N Ç A L V E S – Madeira

Madeira

© A N D R E • G O N Ç A L V E S – Madeira

Madeira

© A N D R E • G O N Ç A L V E S – Madeira

Madeira

© A N D R E • G O N Ç A L V E S – Madeira

Madeira André Gonçalves

© A N D R E • G O N Ç A L V E S – Madeira

He lives and works nowadays in Funchal, producing images that intend to take us to his imaginary.

In my opinion, André makes magic with his photographs, transporting me to a world of fantasy, stars and dreams. It was a great pleasure and pride to receive his invitation to work together on this project “from Madeira to Mars”. I have seen myself through an unexpected record straight out from “another planet.” I confess that sometimes it was difficult to maintain a serious expression and contain my smile in the photographs, dressed in these dresses and props – I could barely recognized me. It made me get out of my comfort zone, do something different and unusual- I can admit that I loved the experience. Love the result, could not have been better. 🙂

What do you think?

 

From Madeira to Mars

© A N D R E • G O N Ç A L V E S – “The Ghost of you”

From Madeira to Mars

© A N D R E • G O N Ç A L V E S

From Madeira to Mars

© A N D R E • G O N Ç A L V E S

From Madeira to Mars

© A N D R E • G O N Ç A L V E S

If you want to offer a gift to someone special, or to yourself, remember these images and do not miss the opportunity to contact André. The photography sessions with André, can be marked by email: [email protected] or message on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AndreGoncalves3087.

It includes the edition of 7 photographs, make-up, clothes and accessories. Prices on request.

Thank you André! Keep up your excellent work!

My best thanks to Dr. Sílvia Chícharo, director of the Universe of Memories João Carlos Abreu, for such a wonderful team and collaboration.

Want to know more about the Universe of Memories João Carlos Abreu? Click here.

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