When it is winter time, I love feeding the birds on my backyard. Not only they give me a beautiful but, they also let me take interesting pictures.Look Closer
Paulo Crus Brazil
I was born and raised in Brazil but living nowadays in the USA. My father was from the army and a professional drawer. My mother when single was a professional singer. In the 70’s I attended a military school where took some black & white photography classes. At that time, digital was not available only film and darkroom. Worked 16 years with my father, as art creator and printer doing silkscreen. In the begin of 80’s I began oil painting and left around 17 canvas behind when decided to move to the United States of America. For many years did not hand draw or painted again. Achieved some Photoshop skills and after 1995, purchased my first digital camera, a Canon. During many years since moved to the USA, one thing I have never stopped doing was taking pictures not as a professional, mostly for fun. Love catching people by surprise; and surprisingly they are the best ones. Nature has always startled me, so, I explore it with my camera. I am lucky man; I have an amazing wife, which always tried to be supportive and understanding. One day she questioned me: Why you do not put together your computer skills with the pictures you take and start creating art again? That got me thinking and I began doing some research about it. I found many interesting articles but one caught my eyes, Photoshop Artistry. The kind of work and techniques use by this online course hooked me. The arts that amateurs and professionals created made me go back in time and, I signed for it. I then found what I was missing. So using the video classes information provided, the knowledge acquired during the years, my pictures and resources from the modern world I started creating art again, Today when I am in front of the computer, I forget about time, problems, and everything else, and place myself in a dimension where the impossible becomes possible. Art is everywhere you just have to look around you.