ALEXANDRE ORION grew up in some of the busiest streets in Brazil. As a child in Sao Paulo, he became accustomed to sidewalks thronged all day, and the din of traffic at night. Orion was quick to respond to the appeal of the streets and his first graffiti was done at the age of 14. Discovering photography in 2000 coincided with an interest in the theory of image in Barthes, Dubois and Aumont. A year later, his Metabiotics project involved finding a place in the city where he would paint the wall and with his camera at the ready, await the decisive instant when people interacted spontaneously with his paintings.

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