For the past 4 years, in collaboration with two colleagues – Luis Pavão & Paula Lourenço -, I’ve been teaching Alternative Processes in Photography. One of the courses we used to teach was dedicated to Color Printing Processes, which I particularly enjoyed. About two years ago I decided to tattoo the color scheme on my hand, so I’ll always have a trace of how meaningful these years of teaching have been like.


I recently came across a new set of paints called Nameless Paints, by a young designer duo from Japan, Yusuke Imai and Ayami Moteki. Instead of carrying labels with their names, these paints have a deconstructed version of how colors come together to give birth to a new one. Unfortunately, and although I was supposed to be teaching Color Processing since September, we’ve been prevented from teaching, otherwise I would be using this set to show students how creative we can be when we think of color.

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A color archive of the world from the beginning of the 20th century.

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