João Drumond has answered pretty much all of my prayers here in that he’s accumulated a body of work that includes nothing but the subtle, Sunday joys of life. Soft fruits and watermelon pips, crisp white sheets and exotic plants in jam jars, this is the stuff that holidays are made of, represented in friendly watercolours, dreamy collages and pencil drawings.
João is 22 and is the founder of Drawn to Places, an online magazine set up while he was still a student at the University of Porto. “Each interview is illustrated by the featured author, challenged to pick up a place within the city with which he or she feels related to, be it historically, geographically, iconographically or emotively speaking. This will set the background for a photo reported visit to the chosen place.” Worth checking out, it’s very beautifully done.
João’s also a pretty talented photographer too. Have a look at some of his good-looking friends on sun-dappled weekend jaunts over here on his Flickr.
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