Alix was made on a hopeful afternoon. It was the beginning of the COVID crisis in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She was born on February 2021. In the middle of the Carnival. Of a year without Carnival. This is a gift to a time that cannot be achieved. To Alix’s grandfather, my wife’s father. Who passed away more than 25 years ago. And left an old Pentax K1000 with a broken film lever. A camera with flaws. That produces preternatural shots by chance. Flaws and chance. Despised components of life. Fundamental elements of living. Pieces of Alix. Now, before, and then.