In the current era, where image seems to have the final say all over the world, elpulpo is being born. A complex virtual space with the aim of gathering the different aspects related to photography in one place – a space conceived to share thoughts, where one can purchase items, and where things are definitely happening. We launch this space with an editorial – the section where we share thoughts; the rest of the tentacles of this platform will gradually grow and extend their reach.
elpulpo emerges with the aim to be a complete and accessible photographic site, full of affection, and encouragement of critical thinking.
We conceived the world as a potential set of photographs, and with this platform we want to give prominence, extend and share this potential.
Come in and have a look. You are all very welcome.
Renata Alves Fortes
I was born in a city nestled right in the middle of Brazil, very far from the sea. I have always been immersed in a quest for answers to my theories, ideas, experiences, truths, loves… trying from different angles to find the best way to fit in.
I studied History at college, then I moved to cinema production, and I eventually stablished a very serious and lasting relationship with photography.
I have proved to myself that I can live anywhere, and I admit that I don’t like the idea of having borders, but here, right by the sea, is where I found myself. To me the sea is the perfect metaphor that helps me understand and explain my world. The sea and what it entails is the starting point to draw the path my life follows. I was born again in its salty water, like an octopus with all its tentacles, I try to grasp the world around me.
Andressa De Rosso
Diretora de Vendas - Fotos
I hold a Degree in Architecture and Town Planning by the Universidad de São Paulo, and I specialised in Furniture and Interior Design. I have always tried to picture how the word works - from concepts related to waste management to social injustice. Architecture has given me the opportunity to help and create a better world. It is my job to undertake projects with the aim of improving the daily life of communities. To me, Art and Design are two disciplines that help us appreciate things, and as such they should be shared and be accessible to everyone.
Editor in Chief
I share my live between the Empordà region and Barcelona. I love writing. I studied Photography, but I ended up spending more time putting my thoughts, and feelings into words than into photographs. Over the years, words filled in the whole screen. Once I had finished my Masters’ Degree in Contemporary Art, I started to write reviews on art and digital culture. In a more intimate way, I write poetry that later I transfer into a screen, or a stage or that I recite in the intimacy of a bar. I constantly interact with my universe, my thoughts, and the production of external works, the underlying truth, the many truths in one, their effects and deceit.