It was dawn when we took the road away from São Paulo. The fresh morning breeze got mixed up with the noise of the city that was already in its daily fast pace, but it didn´t take long until the concrete rush made place for a calm feeling of happiness. The noise was left behind and now it was the fresh smell of the atlantic forest that invaded our windows. One hour later our feet were already comfortably layed on the sand of São Pedro´s beach, in Guarujá. and only then this brown eyed doll took me to take a walk in her world of salty waves. Camila Othon is a videomaker and surfs with her heart. She can´t stand still without the sea breeze, the wind blowing on her face. without her body in movement. What she wants is go out there, conquering more and more of the lost paradises. And I can only thank her for the chance of getting sand all over my apartment, and sleeping like an angel, after a day of sun, sea, and air.
Fernanda Lensky is another muse of my life. I just love the way she moves. The way she smile with her eyes. The way her hair dances. And the fact that she always takes me to the most delicious photographic adventures. This time we went to a small village by the mountains, near São Paulo, called Paranapiacaba. The sun was shining on us when we arrived at the small town that has lived its glory days giving shelter for railroad workers. Now this little city is a loved destiny for one day tourists, because of the old trains left at the abandoned railways and the sweet Victorian style of the city´s architecture. So we just spent our day flying around, between abandoned warehouses, taking clothes off and putting them on again and having so much fun trying to be invisible in the crowd. At the end of the day, when a mystical mist suddenly covered the little village, my heart was just feeling love. And I understood how photography really did save my life.
Images and text by Mariana Caldas de Oliveira
Photography by Mariana Caldas de Oliveira cargocollective.com/maricaldas
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beach model: Camila Othon
mountains model: Fernanda Lensky, production: Talles Krum