One of the first Projects we had at school was Landscape and I had the idea to do it in Ferropolis. I already knew that they do some festivals but I had never been there. The machines are huge and the lake around it is very beautiful. Well before the lake there used to be a small town but many years ago they took everybody out to dig brown coal. I took two cameras. One of them had a problem and this is the result.
My name is Paula, I am 25 years old and come from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I started taking pictures with 16 when my father bought me a camera. I studied Journalism although I knew photography was what I really wanted to do. After graduating I went to Paris to learn french. Six months later I moved to Berlin and now it's been one year that I study photography at Ostkreuzschule.