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Quarantine

On March 2020, when Portugal was ready to lockdown because of COVID-19, I decided to start publishing – on my personal Facebook – a group of 40 photos, named “Quarantine”. 

Nothing serious, just for fun, to pass the time and interact with friends.

Some of the pictures where new – made at/ from home – and others where from different sources: personal work, commercial work, travel, etc., but would somehow represent the moment we were living in.  

There wasn’t even a specific day to publish or any kind of plan. Like the virus, I was taking my time. Some were related with the news at the time or another new “COVID rule” or law (the pictures made more sense then…).

Many people thought I was taking too long to publish the 40 pictures and the virus would be gone before I’d finished. The 40th picture was published on November 2020. More than one year after that, we’re still not 100% sure it’s over. 

1/40 – 11th March 2020
Quarantine, 40 pictures! Challenge accepted!
😷😷😷(LOL behind the mask)
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São Tomé e Príncipe, 2015

2/40 – 15th March 2020
OK, I’m ready, let it come.
The level in the “aguardente de medronho” bottle is scaring me…

3/40 – 17th March 2020
Counting the days … in fact, the rolls!

4/40 – 18th March 2020
Since the beginning of the year I was preparing a photographic project called INTERIOR.
After the “thing”, I think I will change it to OUTSIDE!!
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Photo of the project “Interior”

5/40 – 20th March 2020
And then comes that moment when you go to the balcony to take pictures…

6/40 – 23rd March 2020

7/40 – 24th March 2020
“Back to basics”, “Keep it simple” or everyone does what they know 😉

8/40 – 25th March 2020

9/40 – 27th March 2020

10/40 – 29th March 2020
And here we are, Sunday has arrived, that day that feels good to stay at home… 😢😭🤮👿 (more emoji hanging yourself that I can’t find but that I really miss).
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Photo of the project “… e um par de rodas”

11/40 – 30th March 2020
I couldn’t resist and went out for a ride … in the archive!

12/40 – 31st March 2020
“Come on Tuny! Come to the owner!
Shall we go out again? Good … “

13/40 – 2nd April 2020
After having left football in quarantine a few years ago, I confess that a Tondela – Gil Vicente match or something like that live on TV would sound great (Curling not yet … but we will get there soon).
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Photo of the “Go SW” project, Nazaré

14/40 – 3rd April 2020
Fridays…

15/40 – 5th April 2020
“On any Sunday …”
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Rider – Classic Motorcycle Run, 2018

16/40 – 7th April 2020
(“I’m not a robot”)
“There is still no scientific evidence …”
🤖🔬

17/40 – 8th April 2020
Residential county…

18/40 – 10th April 2020
And it’s Friday … again!
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Ribeira d’Ilhas, Ericeira, 2017

19/40 – 14th April 2020
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Photo of the “Go SW” project, Faro

20/40 – 17th April 2020
The weekend didn’t know how to keep its distance and it’s here again coughing up at us.
So… have a nice weekend!!
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Roussillon, 2016

21/40 – 21st April 2020

22/40 – 17th April 2020
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Photo of the project “DPP – Public-Private Domain”, Faro.

23/40 – 25th April 2020
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Arles, 2016

24/40 – 28th April 2020

25/40 – 30th April 2020
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Photo of the “POP ARC” project, Tavira

26/40 – 2nd May 2020
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Caramulo Motorfestival, 2016

27/40 – 5th May 2020
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Photo of the project “DPP – Public-Private Domain”, Faro

28/40 – 12th May 2020
Light at the end of the tunnel?
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Event photography, aboard the Catamaran Ophelia, Portitours, 2019

29/40 – 19th May 2020
Beaching distancing.
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Albufeira, 2013

30/40 – 8th June 2020
Unlockdown.

31/40 – 24th June 2020

32/40 – 10th July 2020
Borders.

33/40 – 2nd August 2020
“Waiting for Jesus” (only Fado is missing).
NOTE: it was a footbal related comment, way too hard to explain now 🙂
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Photo of the “POP ARC” project, Estoi

34/40 – 20th August 2020
Champions League 2020
🎼
“Die Meister
Die Besten
Les grandes équipes
The champions”
🎼
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Photo of the “Go SW” project, Santa Luzia

35/40 – 4th September 2020
“Quinta da Atalaia” (Amora, Seixal).
(on the way to the Octontine)
NOTE: the title has nothing to do with the location of the photo. Another comment hard to explain now, this time politics related.
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Photo of the “Go SW” project, Praia dos Cavacos

36/40 – 14th September 2020
Back to classes / cages
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São Tomé e Príncipe, 2015

37/40 – 1st October 2020

38/40 – 13th October 2020
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Olhão, 2019

39/40 – 28th October 2020
I’m ready!
Let the circus begin (again)!

40/40 – 2nd November 2020
NOTE: “Vamos à sorte” … not easy to translate, “Let’s go to luck” would be the direct translation but it means something like “Let fate decide”.

Stay healthy and Merry Christmas! 😉
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Photo of one of the new projects for 2020: “FUI (been/gone)”,
Cabanas de Tavira

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