“I’m a 51-year-old young man, adman, advertising photographer and graphic designer as well, but the important thing is to be healthy (laughs). I’ve been working as professional photographer since I was 18, I’ve had my own studio since 1987. I worked for a while with magazine editorials for the Bloch group mainly with fashion, then I moved to publicity, I began to specialise in product, image treatment and character photos.”
Marcio, what’s your relationship with sneakers in general?
I like sneakers because I think they’re functional, comfortable, to me they’re almost the same category as cars – it gets me from A to B (laughs). I think the materials are interesting, the pieces, but mainly the comfort. The object itself attracts me a lot, it’s even part of the history of design itself as an experimentation of shapes and materials, combination with results that brought sneakers a brutal.
I use it a lot in my day to day life, thank God I don’t have to wear a suit every day so I wear sneakers every day. Since it’s part of my daily life, it’s something that I use for sports, to walk on the street, stay at home, in my workshop and so on.
And why did you choose this Superstar for this photoshoot?
This Adidas I bought a long time ago, I don’t know exactly when it was but surely it’s over 6 years old. I bought it in the United States for the looks of it, but I thought it was very comfortable and even a discreet sneaker – I want to wear sneakers but sometimes I can’t arrive at a client wearing sneakers and with these, I can pull it off.
What got to me the most about this sneaker was its materials, being made out of leather and for being very discreet and comfortable.