This is a simple photography essay on slow living and structuring life around meaning and fulfillment.
In other words, the best way to enjoy life is being conscious of sensory profusion.
That being said, take the time to do things slowly and properly, so you can enjoy them even more.
Above all, focus on the quality of your life, not the quantity of things you have.
Always pursuit balance, ease and sanity.
In other words, savor the minutes instead of counting them. And don’t focus on doing everything as fast as possible. But instead, on doing everything as well as you possibly can. Multi tasking is overrated.
Make sure you never forget to enjoy the simple things in life. The moments in between, the pauses, because that’s when life, truly happens.
Don’t forget to find the connection first with yourself and then with others.
That is to say, always be intentional and mindful.
Above all, remember, this is just a photography essay on slow living. A methodical process to daily life, that allow us to be more conscious and intentional.
It’s up to you to make the changes you need, so that you become more aware of what surrounds you. And most importantly, what truly matters to you.
Although this editorial was shot two years ago, we believe this is the perfect time to share it. The last two months were (and still are) quite challenging on all of us. But we feel it’s important to never loose sight of what is important, our well being.
“Slow living is… about getting in touch with our personal values and choosing to put them at the centre of all that we do.” — Brooke McAlary
Photography: André Teixeira from Brancoprata
Creative direction & styling: Sofia Ferreira from Brancoprata
Make up artist and hair designer: Daniela Reis
Earrings: Maison Sabben
Vow Books: Elmo Paper Stories
Lab: Carmencita Film Lab