Brazilian artist Daniel Malva treats his photographs as beautiful objects as well as meaningful images. In an era when anybody can make pictures, it is wonderful to discover an artist like Malva who is working with photography in a way not everybody can do.
Daniel Malva was born in 1977 in Ribeirão Preto, Brazil. He has lived and worked in São Paulo since 2001. At the age of 13, Malva began drawing, working in an advertising studio. He spent the next eight years there, drawing and experimenting with various media. In 1998 he joined the Faculdade de Biologia, followed by work as a researcher for the Projeto Genoma for four years. In 2006, he received his Bachelor’s degree in photography from the National Service of Commerce Learning (Senac-SP). Since then, he has been in search of new photographic approaches: the effects and textures in his work are the result of his objective lens, built with the remains of other lenses and/or discarded material.
Photography has always been brilliant at the instant. But sometimes the instant is not what you need, especially when contemplating something to stay in the home for years. There are many ways of slowing photography down, and here is an artist that takes pleasure in them.