Medium Format Photography

Everyday Registries

In the back of a darkroom.
Candid chemical processes.

starting point   
Among many reasons, I started to photograph as an attempt to distance myself from digital processes and explore the happy accidents that accompany analog materiality. 

I think of composition and sequential narratives as an observer, a place similar to whoever holds the shutter. So jumping from drawing to photography felt like a natural leap.  Often the two practices get diluted into eachother anyway.

Registering the works of my friends and their poetics is also a catalyst. 

Images are embedded in the negatives as a way of marking a moment in space and time that feels precious to me, transforming it into an object with it’s own independent lifespan.

Feel the need to register, to remaster and to forget.
It is later seen and remembered by people outside the intimacy of that moment’s circumstances.
The truth is whatever manages to be caught by light.

caught by light
One works with limitation and must come to terms with the irremediable.

shutting down
I use this machine much like a nosy passerby. 
I look down and it looks forward.
I release the trigger and it starts working.
I take what I get and you give it a name.

Comics, Paintings and such

Glimpses into

A  selection of works within the sequential, printed and/or made by hand side of things.

Acrylics and oil pastels on canvas

Acrylics and oil pastels on canvas

Acrylics and oil pastels on canvas

”Ovi Ritmo” 
Acrylics on canvas


Illustration of  J. D. Salinger’s “A Perfect Day for Bananafish” for Todavia. (2021)

Postcard for Víbora Edições. (2021)

“The author likes mind games in which the chronology disappears, the subjective report merging with the objective. The first reading was strange – and also a shock at the end, because you could see the biting intentions of the script.”

_O Quadro e o Risco

Pages from contribution to š! #43 'Queer Power' comics anthology published by the Latvian publisher Kuš! (2021)

 “Glub Glub”
 Acrylics and oil pastels on canvas

”DODODO” group exhibition.
Gruta Gallery.
São Paulo Feb. 2022

Photos taken by Victor Galvão

“DODODO is the first tangible, non-pixelated juxtaposition of the artwork of each component of BASA2: A group of research, support, experimentation and conspiracy, which either alternates between, approaches or simply treats comics and contemporary art in the same way.

For the record, DODODO means the sound of a giant cylinder crushing rocks, as found by Ivo in a manga (New Engineering, Picturebox publisher, 2007) by mangaka and contemporary artist Yuichi Yokoyama.”
_Lucas Velloso (curator)

Spreads from One-shot comic book.
Published by Sapata Press (2021)

“(...) Puiupo is part of an inventive generation that has been showing work with aesthetics and narratives not yet seen in the Brazilian scene.”


Within the cacofony, there is a voice that guides the viewer and that is always the same.

Illustration made for Ana Franco’s article on Narratively:
The Killer Doctor, the Swirling Fire, and the World’s Most Haunted Building
“This block in Brazil has been home to one of the deadliest skyscraper disasters in history, a doctor with a murderous secret, and—some say—a curse that goes back centuries.” (2021)

Illustration made for Candace Opper’s story at Narratively:
My Unhealthy Obsession with My Dead Middle School Crush
“We barely knew each other as kids, but years later I was still so fixated about his death that I got a tattoo of his name. At 30, I decided it was finally time to figure out why.” (2020)


Oil pastels on paper.

On 2019 I illustrated the Brazilian edition of R. L. Stevenson’s Treasure Island published by Antofágica. This is one of the pieces done for it.

Cover artwork for Rap Ferreira’s (fka Milo) 2017 album “who told you to think ?? !!?!?!?!”

Self Portrait. (2020)

Page from “Maunder” solo comic published by Kuš! (mini kuš collection) in April 2019. Financed by the Direção-Geral do Livro dos Arquivos e das Bibliotecas/Portugal.

“It’s all very abstract and personal, and Puiupo provides charm and energy amidst the visual mathematics.”

_The Beat