"These are powerful images but almost like loose frames of a movie, spontaneous and sincere."
Rua De Baixo
The Lions series is something that just flows for me. An always unfinished and continuously growing series, what lures me to these moments is a natural curiosity for the cultural clusters that sprout irrationally among (specially, but not only) teenagers and that are defined by very specific aesthetics and atitudes. Highly influenced by music, fashion, cinema, etc, they not only appropriate but also transform these influences and become their own critiques. Skate, surf, music, and the art of hanging out are the pretext to peak inside.
Photographs and text by João Sousa (circa 2011)