Zeiss G28 and Zeiss G45mm
Kodak TriX 400 @ 5000 ISO
Last Sunday I went back to the house where I lived until I was 5.
It is my grandparents house although they are not around anymore. From time to time I need to go back there because it was in that house where my passion for photography started.
When I was 4 years old my grandmother finally showed me the content of a mysterious box she kept on top of a closet in her bedroom. It was a shoe box full of photographs. Pictures from the time my uncle spent in the “Ultramar” war.
Portugal was under a dictatorship for 41 years and when the African countries ruled by Portugal claimed their independence, the famous Salazar went to war.
Portugal went to war against Angola, Guiné-Bissau and Mozambique all at the same time. Many young men were drafted and my uncle, my father also, went straight from being young farmers, to war.
Portugal was defeated, Salazar died and the regime ended on the 25th of April of 1974.
A couple of months later during that Summer, with a sense of freedom in the air I could not understand, my grandmother and I went through those pictures together and that’s when my passion for photography started.
Thank you a million times guys.
I know I repeat myself a lot but that’s all I can say.
Here are some of the pictures I mentioned earlier.