Sophia de Mello

Breyner Andresen,

in "O Nome das Coisas"

"Pelo canto dos espaços e das fontes
O céu o mar e a terra estão prontos"


A Forma Justa

fashion photographer tróia comporta - girl in green bikini on a roman ruin

E no todo se integra como palavra em verso

a liberdade e o reino

fashion photographer tróia comporta

Collaborative piece with Anekdot boutique swim wear. A sustainable brand from swedish designer Sofie, based in Germany. Her pieces fully speak for themselves. Elegant, and yet bold. They fit comfort and design in the best combination. As a result, the girls portrayed felt empowered. This was therefore a main source of inspiration while shooting. The ‘models’ chosen were my girl friends. For me it was crucial that the girls felt at easy and comfortable with me portraying them. Surprisingly, they all commented how easy the sessions were.

It is common to receive feedback from the girls, on how well they liked to see themselves portrayed. Since I do not work with professional models that often, these shoots enable me to direct a bit more, to create a broader story line, and to make some art direction. At Tróia, me and Cláudia spent a full day playing around with the swim wear. First on a desert beach, second on the sunset river docks, and third at Gulato’s ice cream factory.

desert beach and ice cream

For the swim suit collection my aim was to reflect the girl’s character and life story to the pieces and the location. The first were chosen by them individually, the second, was a mutual agreement. So, these assignments allow me to experiment, to free my self from preconceptions, and to elaborate on the artistic part. Since anekdot pieces are built using leftovers from fashion industry, either, cut offs or remaining of vintage collections, I established a solid connection to nature. As make up, Claudia wore Ecostardust glitter.

Claudia is also a wedding photographer. We’ve met on a workshop by a fellow colleague, and we have collaborated with each other on weddings and fashion. She promptly said ‘yes’ when I invited her to model for Anekdot. At ease and always keen on dancing and moving, it was a delight having her as my model for that day. On other shootings I took the girls to Adraga beach, and Parede beach.