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Ricardo Reis Photography: A Cinematic Journey through Emotions and Imagination

4 February - 2024
by Vincent Moleveld


Art possesses the unique ability to transport us to different realms of emotions, feelings, and imagination. When confronted with images that evoke such profound responses, we know we are experiencing true art. One such artist who excels in this transformative craft is Ricardo Reis, a talented individual showcasing his work on Online Gallery.

Discovering Ricardo Reis is like being abruptly transported into the very moment of creation. The observer finds themselves not merely looking at the art but immersed within it—seeing, feeling, and imagining within the intricacies of each piece. It becomes a brief encounter, a solitary experience shared collectively with others, a paradoxical existence that leaves the viewer alive in the presence of all and yet a spectral spectator.

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Ricardo Reis Photography

Ricardo Reis's work is a blend of cinematographic brilliance, often surreal and always evocative. The black and white palette employed by Ricardo is timeless, allowing for infinite possibilities. It becomes a personal journey, a search for one's way home, reminiscent of classic cinematic masterpieces like Ingmar Bergman's "Seventh Seal," Jules Dassin's "Rififi," or the exhilarating pursuit through the streets with Orson Welles in "The Third Man."

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The utilization of multiple exposures as a technique adds layers and depth, visually literal for the observer. Conversations with Ricardo Reis unveil his mastery of this technique, emphasizing the importance of allowing the viewer to create their narrative and cinematic experience within the image.

In the words of Christopher Murphy, an appreciative spectator of Ricardo Reis, "I feel at home with his images, if only I knew how to find my way home." Murphy's sentiments encapsulate the immersive nature of Ricardo Reis's work, where each piece invites the viewer to embark on a personal and introspective journey, navigating the layers of emotion, depth, and imagination embedded in every frame.

A Cinematic journey

Ricardo Reis transcends conventional boundaries, offering a cinematic journey that goes beyond the visual realm. His mastery of multiple exposures and the timeless black and white aesthetic creates a space for viewers to immerse themselves in a world where emotions and imagination converge. As we explore Ricardo Reis's works, we find ourselves not just spectators but active participants in the creation of our own stories, our own films within the captivating images he presents to the world.

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Since a young age, Ricardo felt the need to express and release so many emotions that were trapped within him. He quickly realized that he had a different and very personal way of seeing the world; he noticed that even when others were looking at the same thing, they didn't see it the way he did. Photography became the most realistic representation of his perspective. It allows him to blend the real with the dream world. He loves the challenge of putting on paper the surreal ideas of the worlds he creates.

Photography book Take a Peek by Ricardo Reis 

Embark on a visual journey into the captivating realm of "Take a Peek," a mesmerizing photo book crafted by the talented eye of Ricardo Reis. Within its pages, you will discover a fusion of emotions, perspectives, and dreamlike scenarios captured through Ricardo's unique lens.

As you delve into the intricate details of each photograph, be prepared to witness a world where reality intertwines seamlessly with the surreal. Ricardo's distinctive ability to express and release emotions trapped within him comes to life, offering viewers a chance to experience the world through his eyes.

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"Take a Peek" is not merely a collection of images but a narrative of Ricardo's distinct way of seeing the world. It invites you to explore the depths of his creativity, providing a glimpse into the unique perspectives that set his work apart. Join us in this visual adventure as we take a peek into the extraordinary photographic tapestry meticulously woven by Ricardo Reis.

Order book here. Interested in a signed copy? Please contact Ricardo Reis.