"Photography was always my great passion. It was through my father that I had my first photographic experiences. He was an aficionado - he collected cameras and taught to me to fix the images on silver film. Art was...
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"Photography was always my great passion. It was through my father that I had my first photographic experiences. He was an aficionado - he collected cameras and taught to me to fix the images on silver film. Art was always present in the day-to-day life of our family. My grandfather was professor of design and my father also cultivated the habit of drawing. My brothers, Ricardo and Sandra Sicuro, had been captivated by the art of drawing and painting, and I followed in a different way.
"At the beginning of the 1970s, I already worked as photojournalist for the Jornal do Brasil,
mostly covering sports. Curiously, the human figure was never my favorite subject; I prefer landscapes, flowers and animals.
"In my photographs, I strive to represent what it is seen naturally without tricks or special effects, relying mainly on composition and intervening as little as possible with the scene.
"Throughout my career I registered images of places that no longer exist today as they were then. The devastation caused by human occupation can be seen in the Carioca landscape, such as forests that have been cut down. I believe that one of the functions of photography is to create awareness, because we are showing what it is real, what is happening, and we are calling attention to the subject.
"Commercializing my images is something new for me, and I began to do so only after leaving my daily job in the press. I started refinishing furniture and walls, applying patinas and textures. I experimented with framing my photos to sell them and that seems to have been a good idea. I believe that through Novica I can show what I see to a limitless number of people, so that they too can see and comment on it."