manuel branco
photographic arts


About me:  

I’m Male

I’m not a Cowboy

I'm from Boston, MA

I shoot full frame. I’m sort of a purest about it. I don’t like cropping. If I crop at all, it’s rare and minimal or to change the aspect ratio of a composition. I only do minimal photoshopping for color correction, sharpness or dust removal.

I have doubts about my photography all the time.

All of my photos are shot on film.

I do my own digital processing with an EPSON Perfection V750 Pro scanner.

I worked as an R&D Laboratory Technician for Polaroid for many years at their now defunct Chemical Operations facility in Waltham, MA.

I attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University through the late 70’s.

I left art school at the end of my senior year believing it had little or nothing to do with creating art. You either create art or you don’t. Some famous alumni include Cy Twombly and the Starn Twins. One of my early painting instructors was the son of Bauhaus painter Lyonel Feininger (Lux).

I’m addicted to art and the study of aesthetics.

What is my style:

Here’s how a fan at Flickr described it:

"Your style, well, the stuff I like is the more industrial subject matter, juxtaposed with great color observation, sort of beauty within ugliness or utility. I like slightly off-beat patterns too, not quite perfect or symmetrical, more interesting. You know the way patterns start to emerge in even the unlikeliest of settings or something like that."

I think that’s about right. Having a distinguishable style is a critical part of an artists narrative. Style is everything.

"Style is the perfection of a point of view." - Richard Eberhart

"Play is the highest form of research" - Albert Einstein