The images of this series - two ordinary residential buildings in a â€œsuperquadraâ€ (superblock) in Brasilia - were taken from a single point of observation, in rotating movements with the camera. The result is an almost abstract polyptych, formed by the same light and the same shadow, producing distinct but similar images. Metaphorically, "Similes" refers to diversity. Geography, ethnicity, religion, sexuality and so many other aspects of the human condition can make us peculiar, but they do not exclude our similarity.
Architect and photographer, José Roberto Bassul was born in Rio de Janeiro and lives in Brasilia, Brazil. He photographed intensely in his youth, receiving awards from Realidade Magazine in 1979 and from Funarte (Art National Foundation) in 1980. During the 1980s, he took a break from photography and dedicated himself to architecture. He became active behind the camera again thirty years later when he developed an authorial work that focused on architecture, urban landscape, and contemporary aspects of urban life.