Olhografico by Jorge Sato
Sensing Ideas • Photo Essay
At the very beginning, the choice of shooting the work of Oscar Niemeyer happened without plans or schedules. It was because photographer Jorge Sato’s admiration for his work and his desire to interact with architect’s brilliant creations. A visual interaction deeper than just revealing those fantastic constructions in a traditional way. Sato’s goal was to transport his work to an oniric and mysterious reality. A singular universe based on introspection and imagination.
To achieve that, Jorge Sato used analogue lo-fi plastic cameras that are well-known for their technique limitations, instability and for unique aesthetic. Not having total control over the image and leaving room for the aleatory were part of the process to reach singular results. Sato believes in the beauty of randomness.
Niemeyer usually says “…curves make up the entire Universe”, I have just been trying to take those curves to a new undiscovered place, not using the perfect technique as a craftsman. Rather, using the sensibility of an apprentice
IGREJA SÃO FRANCISCO DE ASSIS, 2012
Grafico I, 2011
Based in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Jorge Sato graduated from ESPM (Escola Superior de Propaganda & Marketing) and started working in the creative area at local advertising agencies. After a year, he got to know a Brazilian Fine Art photographer and after working together for about 3 years, Sato decided to focus on his personal projects in order to express himself in a unique way. Despite being a young photographer, Jorge has been part of many collective exhibitions in Brazil and abroad. He is represented by Tripolli Art Gallery.