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Armchair With New Upholstered Fabric | Jindřich Halabala | Up Závody | Czechoslovakia | 1950s

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Anatomical Plaster Bust | Louis M. Meusel | Sonnenberg | Germany | 1920's

André Costa | My height | 2020 | acrilic on plaster | 175x53x10cm

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António Zarco

Biography

António is 29 years old. Born in Tomar, Portugal, a small town in size but big in Culture and History. It’s a town full of detail and one you can walk through easily. Having moved to Lisboa at 15, a much bigger and cosmopolitan city with even bigger history and details, the ever so observing young man developed his Eye for detail through the years.

The variety of scenarios and of people were always fascinating, but most of all, the small and odd aspects that make things and situations unique are where he finds the magic. Only later in life, already a working man, was he introduced to photography.

For about a year he had fun with an analogic 2nd hand Pentax, shooting without any other purpose than to keep kind memories dear to him or details he found singular. In late 2020, photography started to take a bigger part in his life, when he invested in another camera, this time digital. It was a humbling experience to understand how much about it he didn’t know and the start of a cycle of searching, studying and a lot of wandering through the streets of Lisbon, where he still lives.

António’s choices when pressing the button have everything to do with emotion. It's a wide range selection, but specific at the same time. In his collection of photographs, one can notice the authors' concerns, merged with the undeniable eye for the odd, eccentric and unique. The results are often definitive moments.

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