Adriano Alarcon – Fifty Fifty Selfie Barber Shop

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Haarige Angelegenheit zumindest teils teils. Der in São Paolo lebende Fotograf Adriano Alarcon nimmt sich zwei populären Themen an, zum einen Bärte und desweiteren Selfies, diese kombiniert er in seinem Projekt “Fifty Fifty Selfie Barber Shop”. Wie es zu diesem Projekt kam und er dieses umsetzte erfahrt Ihr im nachstehenden Coultique-Interview mit Adriano Alarcon.

Elle:
Can you tell me something about yourself?

Adriano Alarcon:

My father was a photographer and he encouraged me to shoot from very young, I probably started shooting with 7 years old. But because of the desire of my destiny I didn’t started my career as photographer, and with 20 years I decide to became an art director in advertising market, and I’ve being working with communication since then. Today I work as a Creative Director of FCB Brazil, one of the most awarded ad agencies in the world.

But photography is one of my passions, so in my free time I keep taking photos since ever.

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Elle:
Does your father influence your work?

Adriano Alarcon:

Yes, of course. The teaching of my father definitely influenced my way of think and produce image, and also the way I saw the world and how I capture what I see and feel.

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Elle:
Why did you do this project? What do you want to tell?

Adriano Alarcon:

Just to have fun. It is just a fun way to talk about two recurrent issues on the web: selfies and beards. Of course people look for a reason behind this project, so If needs to have a message I guess is that people shouldn’t worry so much about their own image, about expressing themselves, even if it looks silly. I just wanted to play a little about it and have fun. This is the most important, have fun during the entire process of your life and work.

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Elle:
How did you make the photos?

Adriano Alarcon:

First, I started collecting objects to wear, from plastic insects to candies. The objets doesn’t have any relation between them, they just should be nice. So during just one weekend I did the photo shooting in my studio. The hardest part was to make the performer and photographer work at the same time, controlling everything at once.

Elle:
How did you make the props stick?

Adriano Alarcon:

Paula Medeiros, a amazing make-up professional did all the hard work sticking all the objects in my face.

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Elle:
Do you have a favorite photo in the series? Or one that was the most fun to shoot?

Adriano Alarcon:

My favourite is the SOLDIERS.

Elle:
How long did you wear a beard?

Adriano Alarcon:

Four months. And I decided not to shave any little piece of the beard to make one of the sides the most rough as could be.

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Elle:
Did you walk around with half a beard for a long time, or was it just for the photoshoot?

Adriano Alarcon:

Just for one weekend, but I have a funny story with this. The photos were taken in two days (Saturday and Sunday), but Sunday morning I had to leave home to vote in the Presidential Elections in Brazil, so you can imagine the reaction of people seeing me walking down the street with half-shaven face.

Elle:
How does it feel now your beard is gone?

Adriano Alarcon:

My beard grown enough fast that I don’t have close feeling for that :)


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Elle:
Is there anything else you would like to share?

Adriano Alarcon:

If you have a idea, do it, don’t wait for the best conditions, usually never comes.


Elle:
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

Adriano Alarcon:

It’s hard to say. Today I do double work journey. During the weekdays I work as Creative Director for advertising what is something that I love to do. Work in advertising is very intense, I need to put a lot of energy and thinking, keep myself informed about almost everything, and also trying to know what will be the next trend.

And during the weekend I develop my contemporary art work and my photography projects, two artistic activity that give me a lot of joy, but at the same time a lot of work. So in 10 years I could be doing both, maybe one better than the other. But the idea is work hard enough to do better ad and art. What is very interesting because is a completely different way to think one or another.

Weitere fotografische Werke von Adriano Alarcon seiner Webseite vorbei. Um up to date zu bleiben folgt ihm in Instagram.

Salut, je m'apelle Elle, Visionärin. Ich bin "full of energy", freaky und selbstkritisch. Ich lasse immer mein Herz sprechen, versäume aber nie auch den power-button für's Hirn zu pushen. Ich bin kompromissbereit in wichtigen Dingen und denke oftmals in vielen Dimensionen, was aber für Innovationen und spannende Projekte hilfreich ist. Das World Wide Web mit dem unendlichen Informationsfluss von Neuem fasziniert mich immer wieder. Als meine Passion sehe ich Kunst, Design, Fotografie und Musik. Ich bin genauso unkonventionell wie mein Humor. coultique is my wonderland - frei nach Alice - "Das Unmögliche zu schaffen, gelingt einem nur, wenn man es für möglich befindet".

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