Right now, summer is a blaze here with temperatures reaching up to 43 centigrade. And when it’s hot, everyone wants a popsicle. Food photographer Benny Gam Zo Letova decided to see how far he can push the popsicle concept, and I must say, he pushed it quite far. We asked Benny to share some of his motivations and insights on the project.
Throughout my years as a photographer, I am in a constant search for the source of my inspiration, for the place where my ideas for my personal projects come from. I keep asking myself why I do these projects, and whether they are worth the large investment they require.
I remember that as a small child I used to love playing with Lego, and assembling them to various constructions. Lego gave me the ability to connect between life situations, such as feelings, images, things I like, and even situations that make me nervous.
In this project called “Electric Capoeira” I combined and connected three all my passions – the passion for making things with my own hands, the passion for Capoeira (a sport I practiced and love) and the passion for photography.