Interview with Ale Filizzola

Here is the link to hear my interview given to the radio Gallery of Ideas from Barcelona / Spain. My participation starts after 8 minutes from the beginning of the programme. It was originally broadcasted on the 14th of April 2020.

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Boudoir

Fruto dos tradicionais ensaios sensuais, o boudoir se torna uma tendência cada vez mais presente na fotografia 

Texto e ilustrações: Ale Filizzola

O boudoir – se pronuncia “budoar” em português – uma palavra que veio do francês de mais de um século atrás que era usada para nomear a parte da suíte privativa de uma senhora, usada para banho, se trocar e até para confidências, e que já apareceu na moda como tendência inspirada no universo íntimo da mulher –  está também cada vez mais presente na fotografia para mulheres de todas as idades.

Artigo publicado em Jan/2020 na 18° edição da Adriana Chiari Magazine / Londres.
Disponível em: https://issuu.com/adrianachiarimagazine/docs/adrianachiari18/34

Este tipo de fotografia, não necessariamente “mostra” tudo. O objetivo maior não é mostrar, mas sim, insinuar e exaltar sensualidade. O resultado geralmente implica em imagens artísticas e que enaltecem a beleza feminina de todas as formas e idades. Muito além das modelos profissionais, o mercado deste tipo de fotografia que mais cresce tem entre os seus clientes as mulheres comuns que decidem ousar mais que um simples sessão de retratos.

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The flying bird who had no legs

A Tupiniquin-Sino-Saxon pinhole tale

That’s the story of a lady bird who didn’t have legs. Because of that she had to fly during her whole life. It was foreseen that the day that she stoped flying would be the day of her death. She would lose her fathers, her wings, grow legs and die.

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In the dark room

It wasn’t my first time in the darkroom. When I was studying Graphic Design, I had this class as part of my photography programme during the graduation. At that time, it was a curiosity, but I never felt like doing it my self. It was more convenient to source professional labs to have your pictures developed. Yes, I’ve seen the world before the internet! – and analogue film cameras were the standard back then. 

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The Brazilian Event Connection

Some images of this splendid networking night connecting Brazilian and English business communities ant the Hotel du Vin Wimbledon. During the event, Angela Hirata, the marketing head of the Havaianas branding presented the showcase about the international ascension of the iconic Brazilian flipflop. Congratulations to Susy Shikoda and Portal Londres for this remarkable event.

Photos: Ale Filizzola

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A história da Moda

Resenhas e aventuras de Ale Filizzola (@alefilizzola) pelo mundo do Fotografia de Moda em Londres.

Voltando no tempo, bem lá atrás, na época dos gregos e romanos, a moda era meio que uma só pra todo o mundo dito civilizado. Com boa parte do corpo em evidência como uma coisa normal, vestimentas drapeadas e sem corte eram a base de uma moda que seguiu praticamente inalterada por séculos. As mudanças de estilo aconteciam geralmente nos adereços, como jóias, penteados, perucas e maquiagem. O oposto disso, roupas com corte e costura, ainda que rústicas, eram características do mundo bárbaro. E isso nem se cogitava “desfilar” pelas ruas de Roma.

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Eu Fashion

Introdução à fotografia de moda: Moda, identidade e o espetáculo das passarelas. Resenhas e aventuras de AleFilizzola pelo mundo da Fotografia de Moda em Londres.

ilustração: Joel-Peter Witkin’s Sanatorium influence on Alexander MacQueen’s work, by AleFilizzola
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Tá bonita na Foto?

Por: Alessandro Filizzola

Artigo originalmente publicado pela revista Adriana Chiari Magazine, Edição 15/2019, em Londres.

“As muito feias que me perdoem, mas beleza é fundamental” – já dizia Vinícius de Moraes em uma de suas músicas lá pelo final dos anos 50. Sexismo, chauvinismo, feminismo e tantos outros “ismos” aplicáveis à parte, o mundo mudou muito de lá pra cá. Entretanto, em meio aos avanços sociais e das mídias digitais, toda a feiura será castigada. Ao menos ao que se refere à imagem das empresas e seus produtos.

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Entrevista: Ale Filizzola no UK no Ar

Ale Filizzola é o entrevistado da noite no UK no ar!

https://www.facebook.com/uknoar/videos/2314710442122367/?t=11

Clique no vídeo abaixo (e avance um pouquinho na linha do tempo pra pular a tela de espera) para assistir ou rever a minha entrevista gravada no programa Mind The Gap do Nilton Bibiano, que foi transmitida daqui de Londres pelo UK no Arem 01/05/2019.

Brexit Fashion

Brexit Update by Aspect Plus and
Fashion Business by Adriana Chiari Magazine
Amba Hotel, Marble Arch, London
19/04/2019
Photos: Alessandro Filizzola

Two great events for the Brazilian community happening consecutively in London. The first one, Brexit Update, a core update on the last news about the Brexit and how it can impact on the Brazilian community leaving in London. The second one, Fashion Business, an inspirational round of great facilitators discussing about the fashion market in UK and in the world.

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Notting Hill Carnival

  • The Notting Hill Carnival is a traditional street festival that takes place on the streets of Notting Hill area in London. This is known as a celebration of the Black British Culture with strong Caribbean influence.  It attracts millions of participants every year during the August Bank Holiday.
Street photography by Alessandro Filizzola (Notting Hill, London, 2016-2017)
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Ask Accountants and Consultancy

A little taster of this relaxed and amusing photo session with the great team of accountants and consultants from ASK. They are the living proof that accountants can be extremely professionals and also very friendly and approachable people. I loved this hours spend portraying them.

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Plastic Bubbles for a Big Bad Wolf

Look by Hillary Assumpção
Fotografia: Alessandro Filizzola
Design & Produção de Moda UFMG/Pronatec
Coordenação: Deia Lansky
Produção de Moda: Produção de Moda Coltec/UFMG
Belo Horizonte / Brasil. Dez 2012

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Photo Family day: Samuca & Cia

Photos: Alessandro Filizzola
Location: Sítio São João, Sete Lagoas, Minas Gerais / Brazil

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Women of the System (As Mulheres do Sistema)

Photos and article: Alessandro Filizzola
English translation: Catherine Spreadbury

From the banks of the Amazon river in northern Brazil comes an example of how the humanization of the prison system and entrepreneurship can be powerful allies in the reduction of violence and criminality. In June 2018, I had the opportunity to visit the Pará female state prison and to get up close and document the prize-winning work carried out there. This work today serves as a model for the entire prison system in Brazil and has been reported on not only in Brazil but in the rest of the world too. The idea was to photograph the day to day life of these women, both inmates and the staff, but I found much more there than I could have hoped for.

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Panamá: um canal e o país ao redor

Por: Alessandro Filizzola
Relatos de viagem / fotos com o celular – mobiligrafia

O Canal

Quando se fala em Panamá, deve ter gente até que se esquece que, mais do que um atalho entre o Atlântico e o Pacífico, Panamá é um país. Mais que isso, acredito que poucos saibam que a capital desse país se chama Cidade do Panamá. Panamá é a palavra chave, mas é quase certo que a primeira coisa que vem à mente associada a ela seja o Canal, e depois, talvez um chapéu. Então, vamos começar logo pelo que interessa: o Canal do Panamá.

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As Pérolas da (Isla) Contadora

Relato de viagem / Mobiligrafia: Isla Contadora / Panamá
Por: Alessandro Filizzola

A Isla Contadora é uma pequena ilha Panamenha situada no lado do Pacífico. O mar, de águas transparentes e sem ondas, tem diferentes tons que se mesclam em matizes de verde e azul. Outra coisa que chama a atenção são os toques surreais do lugar. A pista de pouso fica ao lado da rua e em meio às casas. Há veados e outros animais soltos vagando em meio a um hotel e casarões abandonados e um ferry boat encalhado na praia. Isto tudo junto faz com que o visitante evoque sentimentos fortes, erradicados no fundo de nossas mentes e aprendidos durante os anos de sofá em frente à televisão. Quem já viu algum destes programs, sabe do que eu estou falando. As emoções vão desde os antigos episódios da Ilha da Fantasia e documentários da National Geographic, até os mais recentes Lost e Walking Dead, passando pela Twilight Zone de Além da Imaginação, é claro.

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Madrid: Um inesperado dia pela cidade

Conexão cancelada e acabou de ganhar umas horas pra passar o dia em Madrid? – Corra e vá logo conhecer o centro histórico da cidade.

Ao longe tem uma serra nevada, tal qual uma muralha emoldurando o horizonte. Assim eu vi Madrid se aproximando pela janela do avião. Não que fosse a minha primeira vez lá (ao menos de passagem pelo aeroporto somadas a algumas pernoites entre uma escala e outra), mas acho que foi a primeira vez que reparei na beleza desta paisagem. Me fez lembrar Belo Horizonte e a sua Serra do Curral. Era pra ter sido só mais uma escala, mas graças à desorganização da British Airlines e do Madrid-Barajas Airport, entre filas de informação e traslado entre terminais, acabei perdendo a minha conexão pro Panamá. Como o próximo vôo era só pro dia seguinte, o jeito foi refazer os planos pra tentar aproveitar o resto do dia e visitar o centro histórico da cidade que eu ainda não conhecia.

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Portrait: Carol / Brazil

The World Around in a Nutshell.
London Photo Tour.
Photo: Alessandro Filizzola.

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Portrait: Sunny / Korea

The World Around in a Nutshell.
The Kitchen Portraits.
Photo: Alessandro Filizzola.

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Stonehenge Summer Solstice

Dawn at Stonehenge Circle during the Druida celebration of the longest day of the year. Thursday, 21/06/2018, 4:52am. Salisbury / United Kingdom.

Photos: Alessandro Filizzola

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O Cruzeiro da Matriz – ou “onde foi que amarrei a minha égua”

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The church crucifix that has left from the old church located at the central square of Gameleiras / MG is now being used to tie horses. The centenar traditional church was demolished to be replaced by a new building which can be seen behind the ruins.
This image is part of the “Conhecer Para Preservar” project. During two years we visited traditional communities near by the conservation natural State park of “Caminho dos Gerais” located in one of the poorest areas in Brazil, in the north of the State of Minas Gerais. Despite the economical issues they have invaluable natural resources related to the unique confluence of three distinct biomes: Cerrado, Caatinga and Mata Atlântica. The aim of this project was, with the help of the locals and The Institute of Forests of MG – IEF, to register the beauty and the richness of that area through their people, traditions and magnificent nature. The images produced were returned to that communities as and exhibition to stimulate, evoque questioning and foment their peoples self-esteem and feeling of belonging along with the need to preserve the biomes and their local culture. The final goal of the project was to become a tool to help them to develop their economy in a sustainable way through the tourism and empowerment of the communities. The images generated by this project were adopted by the government to be used on the public schools of that area. The overall experience also became the bases of the research for my MBS dissertation in 2013.
This picture shot in February of 2013 tells and resumes the changes and conflicts on going in traditional communities where ancient values are being replaced by modern references. Where things that once were sacred are now being depleted of their meanings and losing their cultural importance, by adopting the empty symbolism of a lifestyle that comes through the mass media.
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Portrait: Larissa / Brazil

The World Around in a Nutshell.
The Kitchen Portraits.
Photo: Alessandro Filizzola.

 

 

 

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Street Portrait: Chun Yu / Taiwan

Street Portrait – Photo Essay
Model: Chun Yu / Taiwan
Photo: Alessandro Filizzola

 

 

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Mr and Ms DS Wedding

A brief taster of this lovely Iranian wedding that we had the honour to register at the Old Marylebone Town Hall, London. I wish all the best for them!

Photos: Ale Filizzola and Tatiana Eisenberg

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Portrait: Yasemin / Turkey

The World Around in a Nutshell.
The Kitchen Portraits.
Photo: Alessandro Filizzola.

 

 

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Portrait: Francesco / Italy

The World Around in a Nutshell.
Photo: Alessandro Filizzola

 

 

 

 

Portrait: Fábio / Brazil

The World Around in a Nutshell.
Photo: Alessandro Filizzola

 

Portrait: Daline / Brazil

The World Around in a Nutshell.
Photo: Alessandro Filizzola

 

Alessandro’s photo exhibition: the capture of emotions, attitudes, lifestyle, symbols and social environment

invitation Alessandro Filizzola

FAVELA ARTS

Media Release

Alessandro Filizzola – Portraits: the capture of emotions, attitudes, lifestyle, symbols and social environment 

London, UK – Alessandro Filizzola Portraits: the capture of emotions, attitudes, lifestyle, symbols and social environment – is a solo exhibition and will be on view at the Favela Arts Gallery in Made Brasil Boteco starting on February 21th. Inspired by the diversity and people’s relationships with environment, lifestyles and emotions, Filizzola captures portraits with the aim of register cultural sensitivity. The photographs reveal his journeys and encounters, poetically addressed by photographic techniques. This exhibition aims to show and discuss a broad selection of his work, with a variety of themes, subjects and perceptions.

Filizzola is a Brazilian artist who focuses his work on the portraiture art. He was honoured with the Press Award UK prize as the outstanding Brazilian photographer in London in 2017. As a photographer in Brazil, he worked with the Red Cross in the Amazon Rainforest and as a cofounder in the “Know to Preserve” project where we registered the cultural and historical heritage in traditional communities as a pillar for their sustainable development. In the UK, he is exploring the opportunity to teach photography and act as a documentarist photographer on behalf of different social organizations working with refugees and youth groups from deprived backgrounds among others.

Clara Rocha – independent curator

WHEN

Opening Night: Wednesday 21st February 2018 – 7 – 9:30pm

Exhibition on from 21st February to 21st March 2018 

Opened daily from 5pm –till late, Saturdays/Sundays from 12pm-till late

WHERE

Made in Brasil Boteco – Favela Arts Gallery 

48 Chalk Farm road, NW1 8AJ

 

CONTACT

Barbora Paziam (favelaarts@madeinbrasil.co.uk)

Clara Rocha (mariaclara.mrocha@gmail.com) | 2ndencounter.com

Alessandro Filizzola www.alefilizzola.com

 

 

 

Portrait: Elliot / United Kingdom

Shaolin Temple – London
Photo: Alessandro Filizzola.

 

 

Portrait: Canan / Turkey

The World Around in a Nutshell.
The Kitchen Portraits.
Photo: Alessandro Filizzola.

 

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Portrait: Art / Kosovo

The World Around in a Nutshell.
The Kitchen Portraits.
Photo: Alessandro Filizzola.

 

Portrait: Letícia / Brazil

The World Around in a Nutshell.
Photo: Alessandro Filizzola

 

Portrait: Leo / Brazil

The world around in a nutshell.
Photo: Alessandro Filizzola

 

Portrait: Daniel / Spain

The world around in a nutshell.
Photos: Alessandro Filizzola

Portrait: Azat / Kazakhstan

The world around in a nutshell.
Photo: Alessandro Filizzola

Winner: PRESS AWARD UK 2017

I am feeling very proud of being elected as the winner on the Photography category on the Press Award UK 2017.

I was nominated as one of the outstanding Brazilian photographers in London who, among the other highlighted artists, has featured his contribution to promote the Brazilian Culture as well as a positive image of both Brazil and Brazilians and their activities overseas.

My many thanks to the board for this award and for all that honored me with their vote and support through the whole fases of the award. The first fase was being nominated by one member of the special jury; the second fase was by popular election and the 3 finalists for each category went to the selection by the technical jury.

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London Photo Tour: Mari & Family

A Family Photo Tour with the joyful Mari and her family shooting pictures for a remarkable family album of their trip to London.

 

Portrait: Tatiana / Russia

 

 

 

Portraits: Edi (Brazil)

Portrait: Jenny

Portrait: Jiwon

London Photo Tour: Lara by the Afternoon

 

London Photo Tour: Lara

Portraits: Monica

London Photo Tour: Kallyna

Jazz Funky Vibe

Diana Oliveira London Fashion Trip