Renato Ferreira, teaching Bromoil from his studio in Portugal, has worked with photography since childhood. He shows his Bromoils and silver gelatins here.
From: Souselas, Portugal.
Shows: Bromoils and Silver gelatins
Renato Ferreira (Renato Ferrara) is a Portuguese-American retired CPA, born in Coimbra, located in the central part of Portugal.
His first experience with photography was around five or six years of age with his father’s camera and later tailing him into his darkroom where he learned the arts of the darkroom and the historic processes. His father, an amateur photographer and daily correspondent to two major newspapers in Portugal, regularly wrote newspaper articles and took photos that were featured in the local news; he was hooked to this fantastic mystery of darkroom work. His childhood memories played an important role in his love and passion for photography.
For Renato photography is so much more than ‘just pictures’. Through the experiences of his early childhood, he always felt a certain ‘mystical’ and ‘magical’ feeling towards photography that develops into the very work he produce today. The alternative process and the appeal to the oil printing and bromoil came following this vision: the need to express his feelings in a more artistic and profound way.
Presently, residing in Portugal, he is dedicated to teaching Bromoil and other alternative processes at his ESTÚDIO 77.
The increased interest in his bromoil work has motivated Renato to expand his exhibitions to more galleries across the country and also teaching the bromoil and other alternative processes in workshops.
“Sharing my talent with the world! Taking photos for fun and passion, I dedicate my time enjoying the art of photography.”
More about Renato Ferreira:
- Contact email: rsferrara (at) gmail.com