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.
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.