Felipe Russo – Security Guard Posts in Sao Paulo

September 29, 2010

Via Conscientious I found the website of Brazilian photographer Felipe Russo and was interested in his series tipologias da insegurança. It shows private security guard booths, at night in Sao Paulo. After my last post on Sebastian Friedman’s Segurisimos, I seem to be on a security kick and so I thought I’d post his work.

© Felipe Russo

© Felipe Russo

While I respect the dangers of shooting at night in Sao Paulo, I think security guard booths are a little too easy. They are kind of the perfect subject matter for the typology approach, which is precisely the danger. They end up becoming the modern equivalent rustic barns. In fairness, I would make the same criticism of my Chalet series. I prefer his series on the periphery of Sao Paulo. If you read Portuguese, he has an interesting blog, modobulb, that he runs with his wife.

2 Responses to “Felipe Russo – Security Guard Posts in Sao Paulo”

  1. […] The series La Seguridad by Ignacio Coló captures the tender beauty and  horribleness of these security posts. I really like the inclusion of the portraits as it adds a tender, human dimension and gets me thinking about these men who pass their days [and nights] inside of these tiny cabins. [See also my previous post on Felipe Russo's Security Guard Posts in Sao Paulo] […]

  2. […] post) has been featuring some interesting work from South America on his blog recently, notably Felipe Russo, Cyrille Weiner, Marcos Lopez, and Pietro […]

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