The Red Brazilian Residence
The other day we were visiting the Cité U for the umpteenth time. It’s funny how you can visit some places a hundred times and still discover new things.
That was the case on that dreary January day outside the Brazilian residence (built by architects Le Corbusier and Lucio Costa). I was looking into the empty building when I caught a glimpse of a reflection I found somewhat interesting.
It turned out the picture was a total dud and just as I was about to throw it away, I decided to change my mind and to try a few filters on it.
And here I found this reddish filter which came out of nowhere and wasn’t even called a red filter and I had found the exact thing — except it was red now — I had seen in that window.
I tried to turn it into B&W which was the closest colour to the palish skies on that day. It didn’t work. I liked red better. It had to stay red.
It may be a personal photo, one that only means something to myself, but this is exactly what I wanted to achieve when I took it and this is why it’s here in front of your eyes. And maybe you like it too, hopefully.