aura, 2019-2020

Photography, variable sizes, september 2019 - january 2020, Porto (Portugal)

"aura" is a visual essay about Aurélio da Paz dos Reis (1862-1931), a florist and passionated photographer from Porto, who was at the same time Portugal´s first filmmaker. It is also an imagination about female artists, who got lost in history and about the question, what if the first filmmaker was a woman?

Time passes by and Aurélios manor is abandoned now. The huge garden is still enclosed within the original walls and now inhabited by stray cats.