My Private Paradise, by Patricia Saraiva
To us Brazilians, there’s this famous phrase that says: “The Rio de Janeiro keeps being beautiful”! Rio de Janeiro, 40°C, sun, sea, blue sky and beach umbrella… My private paradise!
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | August 30
Award Score: 64.5 (Value 12, Clarity 12, Composition 18, Style 11.5, Skill 11)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Still Life Photography
Photograph Location: Rio de Janeiro | Brazil
Photographer: Patricia Saraiva (Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil) Registered Patricia Saraiva born in the city of Apucarana, in Parana, Brazil, in 1969, daughter of Alda and Osmundo Saraiva. Lived with her parents and her two sisters, Angelica and Luciana, until the age of 16. Then, she moved to Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, to do the first and the second years in high school, and then entered the medicine college. There, she lived with maternal grandparents. She graduated from the Faculty of Medical Sciences of Minas Gerais in 1993, specializing in next 5 years in Plastic Surgery. With the birth of her two children, Victoria and Andre, she started to take pictures of them and these were her first contacts with a camera.. She took photos that recordered growth, the rides, the games, the birthdays… The extent to which photographed, came to have their photos noticed and praised, as good quality and frame. Nowadays, whenever leaving home, and even within her medical bag, takes her camera and in the absence of that, she uses the phone’s camera, to record what calls her attention during the day, and during trips. Her first photographic exhibition, “Barcelona Balconies” occurred in 2011 in the city of Sao Paulo-SP-Brasil. In 2012, the same exhibition went to Belo Horizonte-MG, which ran for two months. She took records of the works of Antonio Francisco Lisboa, icon of Baroque art in Brazil, in the book: “The Aleijadinho-Catálogo Geral da obra” by Marcio Jardim(2012). Her greatest desire is to devote more time to photography and to improve her talent, which is her hobby and passion, through social networks and internet, where the photos are appreciated and known without borders.
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