Born in V.N.Gaia, a city near to Porto, Portugal. In love with photography.
The Red as a Monochromatic Approach
November 21, 2022In this essay, I’d like to discuss my fascination with the colour red and the techniques I used to achieve the results.— Justino Lourenço.
Purma, a Special Camera
The Unique, Gravity-Activated Purma Plus and Purma Special 127 Film Cameras
January 18, 2022This article is about Purma Plus and Purma Special 127 film cameras — the models I have the privilege to own.— Justino Lourenço.
An Autumn Essay
Illustrated With My Purma Special and Holga Cameras
November 21, 2021The autumn arrives. The leaves start, slowly and by the hand of the wind blow, falling from the trees. The greens slowly fade away into a pastel brown. The night wins the battle with the sun, sooner than desired. At last but not at least, the temperature harms your finger – close to the shooting button.— Justino Lourenço.
Praktica MTL 5B
A Mechanical Beauty
August 18, 2021A user review of the East German Praktica MTL 5B and the discussion of its advantages, being a fully-mechanical 35mm film camera.— Justino Lourenço, with images by Dmitri.
A Photographic Love Affair Between Siberia&Portugal
Film Swap Across 7,000km
July 12, 2021This short essay is a showcase of an unexpected virtual rendezvous between two amateur photographers living 7,000 kilometres apart.— Justino Lourenço.
Graphic Experiments Amid Covid-19
January 14, 2021The winter strikes. The night falls. A blurry window, a keyhole looking out. The cold, desolate street with just one sigh left among the quivering trees. The hellish plague affrights us. Impelling us to choose between the loneliness indoors and the pestilence of outdoors.— Justino Lourenço.
January 14, 2020“Vila Nova de Gaia is my umbilical cord. Porto is my mistress, my love. ”***To write from the depths of a heart — is a challenge. This text may have been hindered from the beginning. Still, I’ll assume the risk and leave you with my words and photographs.— Justino Lourenço.
Shooting Film With Holga 120GFN
My Grandfather, I, and Our Simple Medium-Format Cameras
November 5, 2019An iconic film camera that inspired the Instagram aesthetic, made of cheap plastic. And my experience with it.— Justino Lourenço.