TIFA 2023 Advertising / Self-Promotion

State of Mind!

  • Prize
    Silver in Advertising/Self-Promotion
  • Photographer
    Antonio Coelho
  • Technical Info
    Sony Alpha 7iii, Sigma 24-70 2.8 Art Lens
  • Photo Date

The main idea of this small series is to address some current social issues, talking about nuclear, its use as a threat in war, we live in an era in which AI is in full growth with impacts that can lead to the loss of thousands of jobs, the conflict of ideas around peace (in fact, in the minds of those in power, ideas are always antagonistic to peace), society feeds itself according to fashions, such as veganism and, finally, everything is resolved with a like, an emoji. Society is very complex. Once again I wanted to bring color with black, create signs and reflections in each image.

My name is Antonio Bernardino Martins Coelho, I am from a small village in the north of Portugal, where I live. I am 40 years old, married and father of two girls. I work as an electrical engineer. A taste for painting was evident in me early on, but it was only in 2010 after a trip to Cuba that I became interested in photography, having captured a lot of images. However, having a small digital camera, I started to acquire analog equipment and develop the photography learning activity in a self-taught way, using very old and medium format machines. My favorite camera is the Zeiss Ikon Nettar.