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Likes/Dislikes asks interesting individuals to create two lists: one of their likes, one of dislikes. The feature is based on two things: an excerpt from Susan Sontag’s As Consciousness Is Harnessed to Flesh: Journals and Notebooks, 1964-1980 and another from Roland Barthes’ autobiography (trans. Richard Howard, 1977). The exercise, while gratuitous, is rooted in ideas of pattern, construction, specificity, and memory.

Marcelo Gomes is a Brazil-born photographer who lives in New York City. His work has been featured in two publications, Love and Before, Green and After (2008) and Taciturn Heart (2010), as well as in T Magazine, New York Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, Dazed and Confused, Double, Index, and Teen Vogue, among others. He is currently working on two books which will be released later this year.

Likes:

— Work
— Japan
— What I’ve come to think of as the smell of rain.
— Vacation in Rio (or somewhere with a beautiful urban beach — Caribbean-like water but in the middle of the city, very accessible, that’s why I keep saying Rio, never been to Australia, and Miami is an okay three-hour solution)
— Thinking I’m growing up as a person (mature and self-aware) and as an artist (free of constraints, and objective)
— Eating a beautiful meal and not craving sugar right after it
— Sweet potatoes
— Most beach-related clichés (sun, sunsets, swimming in the ocean, sand, salt, grilled fish, coconut water, girls in swimsuits, girls in navy one-piece swimsuits like the one in ‘Pauline à la Plage,’ girls’ bums…)
— Color-aid
— The scene where Denis Lavant dries Juliette Binoche’s hair with a towel in ‘Les Amants du Pont Neuf’
— Mariana (my wife) in Japan
— Brian Eno lectures/interviews
— Brutalist Architecture
— Real, beautiful buildings

Dislikes:

— Going to restaurants on a Saturday night
— Realizing I should already be more evolved as a person (self-centered) and as an artist (not as productive as I would like to be)
— Most synthetic fabrics
— Waking up late on a Monday morning
— Snow (don’t care for it, never did)
— Below zero temperatures
— The article posted today on the New Yorker web site about ‘True  Detective’ being too ‘macho.’
— Thinking about how long it’s still going to take for really conservative thinking to die out.

 

Some images of Marcelo's work:

To see more from Marcelo, read about him here.