MARCO MARTINS and ANDRÉ PRÍNCIPE – Traces of a Diary *

Pátio do Museu Municipal, Loulé / Sat 17 Sep, 22h00
LAR Gallery / Fri 4 Oct, 18h00
Documentary, Portugal (2010), Duration 74 min.

* Within the framework of the photography exhibition STARTING FROM SCRATCH
© Marco Martins

© Marco Martins

Traces of a Diary is a cinematographic travel journal. Through a series of encounters with some of Japan’s most significant photographers, the directors reflect on the nature of creating images, telling stories and the diaristic process.

Filming with two 16mm Krasnogorsk 3 wind-up cameras, Martins and Príncipe value the rawness of spontaneity and contingency over studied treatment. Both a diary and a reflection on the diaristic genre. Traces of a Diary is a personal view on some of today’s most important photographers and the city they photograph.

With Daido Moriyama, Nobuyoshi Araki, Takuma Nakahira, Hiromix, Kaiji Syoin, Kohei Yoshiyuki and Gerry Badger.

A film by: Marco Martins e André Príncipe
Photography: Marco Martins e André Príncipe
Sound: Luís Lisboa
Editing: Mariana Gaivão
Production: Filmes do Tejo II

André Príncipe (Porto, 1976) studied Psychology and Film editing at ESTC.
Individual exhibits at Centro Portugês Fotografia, Encontros de Imagem, Fernando Santos and Silo galeries and collective exhibitions in London, Madrid, Barcelona, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Viena, etc.

Published 5 books: Tunnels (2005), Master and Everyone (2009), I thought you knew where all of the elephants lie down (2010), Perfume do Boi (2012) e Smell of Tiger precedes Tiger (2012).
He is the founder and editor for Pierre von Kleist Editions.
He directed short and feature films.

Filmography:
Campo de Flamingos sem Flamingos (2013)
Before the Ghost House (2010)
Traces of a Diary [with Marco Martins] (2010)
Ghost Houses (2009)
Dogs Chasing my Car (2005)
Febre (2000)
All The Buildings In New York (2006)

Festivals:
IndieLisboa’13 – Competição Nacional / Cinema Emergente (Portugal, 2013)
MALBA – Semana de Cine Português (Argentina, 2013)
Extensões MALBA – Semana de Cine Português em Rosário e Córdoba (Argentina, 2013)
Festival Villa de Leyva (Colombia, 2013)
Docs Kingdom (Portugal, 2013)