I'm Joana Pinto Coelho. I was born and raised in Lisbon, Portugal.
ponto.espaço photography is my photographic portfolio.
ponto.espaço literally means point space. I'll never really ditch my architecture academic background—there's a quite spatial feel about photography. Some* might say it only allows you to partially translate a space; usually, the same who say you can only see a fraction of a second of someone's life in a portrait.
I think the interesting parts lay, most of the times, in the details**.
I started taking pictures while walking around in Lisbon. Architecture, living in Portugal, living in Turkey and living in China led me to architecture photography.
* Like Bruno Zevi in his "Saper vedere l’architettura". It dates all the way back to '48 in Torino, but I reckon you'll find a translated copy in a good bookstore nearby.
** Detail, to me, is the portrait of what someone's been doing while they're away for a moment; a textured wall of a historic city; it's something so simple as taking the camera to look at what you look at when you arrive in somewhere new, sit down and drink a cup of coffee. This applies to street photography, architecture photography or documentary; I always deal with natural light and no scenarios. I've come to realize that details are many times the perfect way to tell a story.
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