carnival, heads, portraits, São Paulo, abandoned, carnaval, parade, desfile, escola de samba, faces, rostos
carnival, heads, portraits, São Paulo, abandoned, carnaval, parade, desfile, escola de samba, faces, rostos
carnival, heads, portraits, São Paulo, abandoned, carnaval, parade, desfile, escola de samba, faces, rostos
carnival, heads, portraits, São Paulo, abandoned, carnaval, parade, desfile, escola de samba, faces, rostos
carnival, heads, portraits, São Paulo, abandoned, carnaval, parade, desfile, escola de samba, faces, rostos
carnival, heads, portraits, São Paulo, abandoned, carnaval, parade, desfile, escola de samba, faces, rostos
carnival, heads, portraits, São Paulo, abandoned, carnaval, parade, desfile, escola de samba, faces, rostos
carnival, heads, portraits, São Paulo, abandoned, carnaval, parade, desfile, escola de samba, faces, rostos
carnival, heads, portraits, São Paulo, abandoned, carnaval, parade, desfile, escola de samba, faces, rostos
carnival, heads, portraits, São Paulo, abandoned, carnaval, parade, desfile, escola de samba, faces, rostos
carnival, heads, portraits, São Paulo, abandoned, carnaval, parade, desfile, escola de samba, faces, rostos
carnival, heads, portraits, São Paulo, abandoned, carnaval, parade, desfile, escola de samba, faces, rostos
carnival, heads, portraits, São Paulo, abandoned, carnaval, parade, desfile, escola de samba, faces, rostos

I walk through São Paulo in search of vacant lots where the floats from past carnival parades are left abandoned. I look specifically for the dolls’ heads and faces, and I photograph them as if I were photographing people.

Photographing them is a way to record their brief existence.

Exposed to the public only during the quick parade on the avenue, shortly afterwards they are discarded in the open air, starting the decomposition process.

I believe that they hold in their details the story from their manufacture to when they were left behind, and so I feel a great deal of empathy for those faces.

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