Brazilian photographer Fábio Salun believes that the world is full of beautiful images that in our busy day-to-day too often go unnoticed. Salun takes photographs to escape the frantic pace of modern life and to take his time to observe and capture the beauty of these fleeting moments. He is more interested in images that present certain visual problems, distorting space, for example, or subverting expectations in other ways, rather than in figures or poetic documentation. Salun believes that a photograph is an image displaced, or removed from its immediate context. He values such disruptions because they de-automatize experience.
Salun’s fascination with art began in his childhood. As a schoolboy, he filled his notebooks with sketches. One day, seeing an art exhibition led him to question the artistic value of his experiments. He became further involved in drawing and painting until the day he realized that photography matched his way of seeing and the kind of images he sought to create. Salun mostly uses analog photography, though he has experience with digital photography as well.