WHO INSPIRES ME?
First of all the everyday conversations I have on the streets, in the bakery or in my adventures through remote regions.
Besides that I love the stories from Jon Krakauer, Airton Ortiz and Truman Capote. Books like ‘Heban’ and ‘The Emperor’ from Polish journalist Ryszard Kapuściński, ‘Let Us Now Praise Famous Men’ (I love so much this book! It’s so unbelievably amazing) from American poet and journalist James Agee, and many book of international correspondents have given me the inspiration to look from a different angle.
The ‘Out of Eden Walk‘ project by National Geographic Fellow Paul Salopek, that for over six years has been walking the world by foot, dedicated to retracing the journey of our ancestors from Ethiopia to the southern-most tip of South America — a journey that is around 34,000 km in total. Salopek gave me important ‘insights’ as a storyteller.
In a map on my computer I can’t stop collecting images from photographers like Gabriel Tarso, Matthieu Paley Photography and Cory Richards, to name a few. And on TV I love to watch the little stories from Brazilian journalist Gérson de Souza.
Here are some of my favorites: