Before selfies multiplied us into a thousand filters, we used to collect portraits.
Before chats and DMs and whatsapps and SMS created us remote lines of communication, we used to collect people. Before we mastered the technique of poses, we used to collect an inert posture, a mugshot, a profile photo as a frame of a serene moment, a reflection of a past slow living that now seems to want to reign in the future. And why this collection of images? Because if we don't have them as testimony, is our past fiction? And if the past is fiction, can the uncertain future ever be taken for granted, even when it becomes the past? And does it really matter when the important thing is to live life to the rhythm of the days that go by in C minor and G major? Photography by Francesco Brigida. Direction by Laurent Dombrowicz.
Originally published on Vogue Portugal's The Music Issue, from june 2021.
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