Aldo Soares

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Aldo Soares 2018-04-26T22:06:12+00:00

Aldo Soares

Aldo is a French and Portuguese photographer based in Paris. Further to completing scientific studies and gaining a first professional experience, Aldo took a year off during which he discovered a passion for photography. His portraits were published by Zoom Magazine, swiftly followed by Globe and Libération. Aldo’s work for the press, publishing and advertising realms is crafted around one of his favourite themes: People. He is now unveiling the fruit of his Gelatinium project, which revolves around three themes: Portraits, Elements, and Places. The inception of the Gelatinium project hails back to almost 30 years ago. Aldo came across a black and white Polaroid negative that had been forgotten in a damp basement. He observed its organic transformation as it evolved, covered in psychedelic mushrooms that had bestowed red and blue colours upon its surface. He left the negative an additional year for its transformation to be complete. When placed anew under the enlarger, the chills of chaos and beauty intermingling in perfect balance came into full view. The deterioration of the negative was organised in a harmonious way, like fractals. Since this discovery, Aldo has been patiently nurturing his Gelatinium project, devoting part of his production thereto. Aldo unveils the result of these years of research with a number of photographs boasting unexpected and spectacular colours and transformations. We propose many works taken from this project in limited edition and large-format, allowing to fully savour each and every detail of the Gelatinium pieces.