You all know that I love street art, and a few days ago I came across something that, while it isn’t exactly street art, is very similar in nature … whimsical painted doors! I’ll let the photographer introduce himself and his work …
My name is Guido Gutierrez Ruiz and I had the privilege of visiting Madeira, a Portuguese archipelago located in the Atlantic Ocean just southwest of Portugal.
Walking through its capital Funchal, I was amazed by the hidden beauty of this city. Art, everywhere! The Painted Doors Project has transformed Funchal into a permanent art gallery, giving life to the city by painting every door with a unique personality. Here are some of the colorful doors I visited. Which one is your favorite?
I have been into photography for 9 years now. I started getting interested in this form of art because of Instagram. Before, I always liked taking pictures, but it wasn’t until Instagram that allowed me to have the opportunity to share them.
My Instagram page and journey through this app have allowed me to explore different types of photography. I am enjoying capturing all sorts of content within street photography, architecture, interior design, and lifestyle photography. My Instagram community has grown quite a bit and I have been receiving many positive comments about my photography which constantly gives me the energy to continue what I love doing, traveling and capturing what I see.
I don’t usually plan my pictures. My pictures are taken on the spot wherever I am. I also never use Photoshop. All my photos are edited (also on the spot) only using Instagram tools. The efficiency and speed of taking pictures and editing them these days are incredible. Between taking pictures and editing them it’s less than 2min. It’s something I quite enjoy.
Photography for me is my way of expression and an instrument that allows me to inspire others. I love that my pictures allow me to tell stories to other people. Stories that make them dream.
Art in all ways, shapes and forms is extremely important in our society and this project has been made to unite the community, both local and foreign, with art. I want people to really appreciate local art and the beauty of creative minds.
Instagram is slowly converting my hobby into my dream job. Having clients such as hotel chains, luxury name brands, airlines, and other people recognize my work and want to collaborate with me is a gift as it allows me to continue what I love to do most, travel, observe, capture, and share.
Take a look … let me know which are your favourites! And have a wonderful weekend!!!