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I’ve never been good at putting together a portfolio “the way it's supposed to be”.
Not that I don't know how it’s done: I know the theory and teach that to my students, with the recommendation to do as I say and not as I do.
And indeed I have my good old traditional portfolio: 25 prints strung between a black card and a transparency with a selection that changes depending on the person I need to show them to, implying that I am precisely the way they want me to be, I am the person they are looking for: I never wanted anything else than doing what they want me to do.

But then.
But then I still have the feeling of telling a broken story, of having somehow betrayed what I really am, contradictory and confusing as it may be.
The first time I showed my portfolio to someone I was told that I was “too commercial to be an art photographer and too artsy to be a commercial photographer” and that I should have to choose one or the other.
But I want the cake, I want to eat it too, and I want the recipe to make myself some more if I ever want to. Therefore, next to what I do because I have to, I create small slots of time and space to be what I want to be.

bruko

About the Author

Sara Lando
bruko Bassano del Grappa (VI), Italy

lives in Italy. Takes pictures. Sucks at writing bios.

Publish Date  July 13, 2010

Dimensions  Standard Portrait  160 pgs   Standard Paper

Category  Portfolios

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Comments (9) Write a comment

BenjoArwas

BenjoArwas says

Hey I was wondering what type of Paper is it printed on?

posted at 07:00pm Sep 12 PST

shelljiang

shelljiang says

Beautiful portfolio book!

posted at 01:04pm Aug 21 PST

trekart

trekart says

Thanks for sharing your portfolio, a great mix of superb work, creative, daring, touching...

posted at 06:53pm May 07 PST

tondl

tondl says

Interesting.

posted at 06:35am Feb 10 PST

nmalic

nmalic says

Hello, i wondering how you do when you lay a picture over two pages? (1 and 1/2 page) I cant find where i can do that.. (pleace email me if u can tell me how to do) nathaliemalic@gmail.com

posted at 07:11am Jan 29 PST

lisabreau

lisabreau says

I like your bio! you take pictures... and write... beautifully!

posted at 08:15am Jan 23 PST

PALAPro

PALAPro says

Very creative, standing ovation!

posted at 02:00am Jan 17 PST

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