Instagram moment : Spring

Instagram Moments : Spring | Photography Sanda VuckovicInstagram Moments : Spring | Photography Sanda VuckovicInstagram Moments : Spring | Photography Sanda Vuckovic

These are some of my favorite spring photos, all iphone.
Follow on instagram.

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Estas são algumas das minhas fotos favoritas do primavera, tudo iphone.
Podem seguir-me no instagram.

Food and Lifestyle Photography and Styling Workshop Belvezet

Food and Lifestyle Photography and Styling Workshop| Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Food and Lifestyle Photography and Styling Workshop| Photography by Sanda VuckovicFood and Lifestyle Photography and Styling Workshop| Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Food and Lifestyle Photography and Styling Workshop| Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Food and Lifestyle Photography and Styling Workshop| Photography by Sanda VuckovicFood and Lifestyle Photography and Styling Workshop| Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Food and Lifestyle Photography and Styling Workshop| Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Food and Lifestyle Photography and Styling Workshop| Photography by Sanda VuckovicFood and Lifestyle Photography and Styling Workshop| Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Food and Lifestyle Photography and Styling Workshop| Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Food and Lifestyle Photography and Styling Workshop| Photography by Sanda VuckovicFood and Lifestyle Photography and Styling Workshop| Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Food and Lifestyle Photography and Styling Workshop| Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Food and Lifestyle Photography and Styling Workshop| Photography by Sanda VuckovicFood and Lifestyle Photography and Styling Workshop| Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Food and Lifestyle Photography and Styling Workshop| Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Food and Lifestyle Photography and Styling Workshop| Photography by Sanda VuckovicFood and Lifestyle Photography and Styling Workshop| Photography by Sanda Vuckovic

Until a couple of weeks ago I never had a good relation with France, never understood why people put it at the top of their ‘places to visit’ list. I admit, me and France… never happened, the click.
But, things can change… and they did.
A few weeks ago I traveled to the south of France to teach Food Photography and Styling together with Beth and, in the milliseconds we were approaching the small village of Belvezet, it was clear to me that this time I would need to give it a go, and make my relation with France better.

Houses, surroundings, nature, food… it took my breath away!
We stood at this beautiful house for a week, and every single corner of the house, dish or light were a prop.
We gathered every meal around the table and enjoyed the food made by Nadia and Jarrod. We got to know each other, shared our stories and had a good laugh.
I came back home knowing I got ten new friends… Eda, Linda, Angelina, Sofia, Alessandra, Lindsay, Chantal, Jessica, Chan and Jarrod got a special place in my heart.

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Até há um par de semanas nunca tinha tido uma boa relação com França, nunca percebi porque razão as pessoas a colocavam no topo da sua lista de ‘destinos a visitar’ lista. Admito, eu e França… nunca aconteceu o click.
Mas, as coisas podem mudar… e mudaram.
Há algumas semanas atrás viajei para o sul da França para ensinar Food Photography and Styling em conjunto com a Beth e, nos milissegundos em que nos estávamos a aproximar da pequena aldeia de Belvezet, ficou claro para mim que desta vez iria precisar de dar uma hipótes, e melhorar a minha relação com França.

As casas, o ambiente, a natureza, a comida… tiraram-me o fôlego!
Ficamos numaa bela casa durante uma semana, e cada canto da casa, prato ou a luz eram um adereço.
Reunimo-nos todas as refeições à mesa e desfrutamos da comida feita por Nadia e Jarrod. Ficámo-nos a conhecer melhor umas às outras, partilhamos histórias e demos as nossas gargalhadas.
Voltei para casa a saber que tenho dez novas amigas… a Eda, Linda, Angelina, Sofia, Alessandra, Lindsay, Chantal, Jessica, Chan e Jarrod ganharam um lugar especial no meu coração.

Food and Lifestyle Photography and Styling Workshop Lisbon

Food and Lifestyle Photography and Styling Workshop| Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Food and Lifestyle Photography and Styling Workshop| Photography by Sanda VuckovicFood and Lifestyle Photography and Styling Workshop| Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Food and Lifestyle Photography and Styling Workshop| Photography by Sanda VuckovicFood and Lifestyle Photography and Styling Workshop| Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Food and Lifestyle Photography and Styling Workshop| Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Food and Lifestyle Photography and Styling Workshop| Photography by Sanda VuckovicFood and Lifestyle Photography and Styling Workshop| Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Food and Lifestyle Photography and Styling Workshop| Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Food and Lifestyle Photography and Styling Workshop| Photography by Sanda VuckovicFood and Lifestyle Photography and Styling Workshop| Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Food and Lifestyle Photography and Styling Workshop| Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Food and Lifestyle Photography and Styling Workshop| Photography by Sanda VuckovicFood and Lifestyle Photography and Styling Workshop| Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Food and Lifestyle Photography and Styling Workshop| Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Food and Lifestyle Photography and Styling Workshop| Photography by Sanda VuckovicFood and Lifestyle Photography and Styling Workshop| Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Food and Lifestyle Photography and Styling Workshop| Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Food and Lifestyle Photography and Styling Workshop| Photography by Sanda VuckovicFood and Lifestyle Photography and Styling Workshop| Photography by Sanda Vuckovic

Lisbon always changes.
No matter how many times you pass the same streets, and turn the same corners, they are always different.
Different light, different shade, different scent… Lisbon is the eternal muse for a photographer, the place where you can spend hours wandering around, taking photos and never get tired of it.

Beth and I chose Lisbon as the place for our Food and Lifestyle Photography and Styling Workshop because of that, and we knew this city wouldn’t fail on us… we were so right about it.

We wandered through its streets chasing the light.
We spent days cooking, styling, photographing, gathering around the table and exchanging thoughts.
We made a picnic in a beautiful park, met locals and visited makers.
We inspired and got inspired.
We met an amazing group of ladies, each different on its own way, which made this journey so amazing.
Thank you Olaiya, Angee, Krissy, Sarah, Rachel, Emma, Jen, Kaley, Marianne and Amy
And… the days wouldn’t be the same without the support and help from my friends Joana & Egle who cared about every detail and everybody involved.

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Lisboa está sempre a mudar.
Não importa quantas vezes passa pelas mesmas ruas, e vira as mesmas esquinas, elas vão ser sempre diferentes.
Luz diferente, sombra diferente, cheiro diferente… Lisboa é a eterna musa para um fotógrafo, o lugar onde pode passar horas a vaguear, a tirar fotografias e nunca se cansar.

A Beth e eu escolhemos Lisboa como o lugar para o nosso Food and Lifestyle Photography and Styling Workshop por causa disso, e sabíamos que esta cidade não nos iria deixar ficar mal… e estávamos tão certas relativamente a isso.

Vagueamos por suas ruas perseguindo a luz.
Passamos dias a cozinhar, a fazer styling, a fotografar, reunindo em torno da mesa e trocando ideias.
Fizemos um piquenique num belo parque, conhecemos moradores locais e visitamos fazedores.
Inspiramo-nos e inspiramos.
Conhecemos um grupo incrível de senhoras, cada uma diferente na sua própria maneira, o que fez esta viagem tão incrível.
Obrigado Olaiya, Angee, Krissy, Sarah, Rachel, Emma, Jen, Kaley, Marianne e Amy
E… os dias não seriam os mesmos sem o apoio e a ajuda das minhas amigas de Joana & Egle que se preocuparam com cada detalhe e todos os envolvidos.

Partners:
Baixa House
Peixaria Centenária
Lazy Flavors
My Cha
Arminho
Chilli com todos
Simply Sebastião
JoanaT
Egle Bazaraite

LUDC Shop

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LUDC Shop| Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
LUDC Shop| Photography and Styling by Sanda VuckovicLUDC Shop| Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
LUDC Shop| Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
LUDC Shop| Photography and Styling by Sanda VuckovicLUDC Shop| Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
LUDC Shop| Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
LUDC Shop| Photography and Styling by Sanda VuckovicLUDC Shop| Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
LUDC Shop| Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic

In the last few years I met a few Portuguese makers whose work I deeply admire.
Over time I got to know not just their work, but also them personally.

I kept thinking on how the rest of you out there should meet and know them and their work. That is how the idea came up of LUDC Shop.

In the last months we worked together, developing exclusive products for the shop, one that would meet mine and their aesthetic. I couldn’t be more excited to be able to finally share this with the world.

Every single piece is unique and handmade with love.
Every single imperfection is due to be celebrated.
Every single piece has a place in my heart and I hope it wins a place in yours too.

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Nos últimos anos conheci alguns fazedores Portugueses, cujo trabalho eu admiro profundamente.
Com o tempo acabei por conhecer não apenas o seu trabalho, mas também conhece-los pessoalmente.

Ficava a pensar que todos vocês aí fora deveriam conhecê-los e ao seu trabalho. Foi assim que surgiu a ideia da LUDC Shop.

Nos últimos meses trabalhamos juntos, desenvolvemos produtos exclusivos para a shop, algo que iria cumprir com a minha e a sua estética. Eu não posso estar mais animada por ser finalmente capaz de partilhar isso com o mundo.

Cada peça é única e feita à mão com amor.
Cada imperfeição é para ser celebrada.
Cada peça tem um lugar no meu coração e espero que ganhe também um lugar no seu.

MAKERS:
MF Ceramics
SUL
Anna Westerlund Ceramics
Wood Fox

Credits:
Model : Milda Kuraitytė
Photography : Sanda Pagaimo
Styling : Sanda Pagaimo & Eglė Bazaraitė

Kinfolk : Beneath the Surface

Kinfolk : Beneath the Surface | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Kinfolk : Beneath the Surface | Photography by Sanda VuckovicKinfolk : Beneath the Surface | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Kinfolk : Beneath the Surface | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Kinfolk : Beneath the Surface | Photography by Sanda VuckovicKinfolk : Beneath the Surface | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Kinfolk : Beneath the Surface | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Kinfolk : Beneath the Surface | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
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Kinfolk : Beneath the Surface | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Kinfolk : Beneath the Surface | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic Kinfolk : Beneath the Surface | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Kinfolk : Beneath the Surface | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Kinfolk : Beneath the Surface | Photography by Sanda VuckovicKinfolk : Beneath the Surface | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Kinfolk : Beneath the Surface | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Kinfolk : Beneath the Surface | Photography by Sanda VuckovicKinfolk : Beneath the Surface | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Kinfolk : Beneath the Surface | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Kinfolk : Beneath the Surface | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic

Last Saturday we gathered, to celebrate the earth, roots and origins.
We gathered around the table in a beautiful Lisbon house, ate what grows just beneath the surface of the earth, met the old friends and got to know new ones.
We nourish our bodies with a root inspired menu and talked until late in the evening.
We left home full of new memories which we will cherish for a long time.

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No Sábado passado reunimo-nos para celebrar a terra, raízes e origens.
Reunimo-nos em torno da mesa numa bela casa de Lisboa, comemos o que cresce logo abaixo da superfície da Terra, reuniumos com os velhos amigos e conhecemos novos.
Nutrimos os nossos corpos com um menu inspirado em raízes e conversamos até tarde nessa noite.
Saímos da casa cheios de novas memórias que estimaremos por bastante tempo.

MENU

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Celeriac and bacon soup
Root vegetables panzanella
Sweet potato galette
Marinated shiitake mushrooms and parsnip salad
Fennel and radish salad with buffalo mozzarella
Carob and beetroot spelt cake

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Credits:
Kinfolk : Beneath the Surface – Little Upside Down Cake
Location: Baixa House
Food concept : Filipe Lucas Frazão
Graphic Design and Illustration : Egle Bazaraite
Styling: Joana Teixeira | Egle Bazaraite | Sanda Pagaimo
Photography : Sanda Pagaimo

Partners:
Baixa House
MFCeramics
Chilli com todos
Egle Bazaraite
Quinoa Organic Bakery
Gavetão

Anna Westerlund Ceramics – Watermelon collection

Anna Westerlund Ceramics| Photography and Styling by Sanda VuckovicAnna Westerlund Ceramics| Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
Anna Westerlund Ceramics| Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
Anna Westerlund Ceramics| Photography and Styling by Sanda VuckovicAnna Westerlund Ceramics| Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
Anna Westerlund Ceramics| Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
Anna Westerlund Ceramics| Photography and Styling by Sanda VuckovicAnna Westerlund Ceramics| Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
Anna Westerlund Ceramics| Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
Anna Westerlund Ceramics| Photography and Styling by Sanda VuckovicAnna Westerlund Ceramics| Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic

I am so excited to share some of the work I made for Anna Westerlund Ceramics – Watermelon collection. If you ask me to describe it in a few words I would say fresh, colorful, playful…
I can imagine summer parties with a table set with these beautiful pieces, lemonade, strawberries and mint.
I can imagine kids running around with colorful ice creams and ladies dressed in light dresses with fresh colors which match the ceramics…
It looks and feels like summer and Anna nailed it again!!!

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Estou muito entusiasmada por partilhar um pouco do trabalho que fiz para a Anna Westerlund Ceramics – Watermelon collection. Se me pedissem para descrevê-la em poucas palavras, eu diria fresca, colorida, divertida…
Eu posso imaginar festas de verão com uma mesa posta com estas belas peças, limonada, morangos e hortelã.
Posso imaginar as crianças a correr com gelados coloridos e senhoras com vestidos leves de cores frescas que combinam com as peças…
Têm a aparência e a sensação do verão e a Anna acertou em cheio mais uma vez!!!

Credits:
Place : Atelie Ligía Casanova
Photography : Sanda Vuckovic Pagaimo
Styling : Anna Westerlund & Sanda Vuckovic Pagaimo
Ceramics : Anna Westerlund Ceramics

Instagram Moments : Winter

Instagram Moments : Winter| Photography Sanda VuckovicInstagram Moments : Winter| Photography Sanda Vuckovic

These are some of my favorite winter photos, all iphone.
Follow on instagram.

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Estas são algumas das minhas fotos favoritas do inverno, tudo iphone.
Podem seguir-me no instagram.

Creative Spaces : Arminho

Creative Spaces : Arminho | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Creative Spaces : Arminho | Photography by Sanda VuckovicCreative Spaces : Arminho | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Creative Spaces : Arminho | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Creative Spaces : Arminho | Photography by Sanda VuckovicCreative Spaces : Arminho | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Creative Spaces : Arminho | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Creative Spaces : Arminho | Photography by Sanda VuckovicCreative Spaces : Arminho | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Creative Spaces : Arminho | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Creative Spaces : Arminho | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Creative Spaces : Arminho | Photography by Sanda VuckovicCreative Spaces : Arminho | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Creative Spaces : Arminho | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Creative Spaces : Arminho | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Creative Spaces : Arminho | Photography by Sanda VuckovicCreative Spaces : Arminho | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Creative Spaces : Arminho | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Creative Spaces : Arminho | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Creative Spaces : Arminho | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic

Last weekend I travelled to Porto with just one goal: to meet Arminho, whose work I admire for so long.

I was eager to meet Raquel and João, the couple behind this great project, to invade their creative space for a few hours and know more about their work and process.

They opened the door of their letterpress studio with a smile. Their space is as inspiring as the final product, and adapted to multidisciplinary work, since João also works with ceramics and Raquel has her own project, Camelotia knitting apparel studio.

Every step of the making process involves hands, from paper folding to cutting and aging wood and every piece made needs patience, effort and time.

Links:
Arminho site
Arminho FB
Arminho etsy
Camelotia FB
Camelotia etsy

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No fim-de-semana passado viajei até ao Porto apenas com um objetivo: conhecer Arminho, cujo trabalho admiro há muito tempo.

Estava ansiosa por conhecer a Raquel e o João, o casal por trás deste grande projeto, para invadir o seu espaço criativo por algumas horas e saber mais sobre o seu trabalho e processo.

Eles abriram a porta de seu estúdio de tipografia com um sorriso. O seu espaço é tão inspirador como o produto final, e adaptado para o trabalho multidisciplinar, uma vez que o João também trabalha com cerâmica e a Raquel tem seu próprio projeto, Camelotia, um estúdio de vestuário em tricot.

Cada passo do processo de produção envolve as mãos, desde o dobrar do papel, ao corte e envelhecimento de madeira e cada peça feita necessita de paciência, esforço e tempo.

Links:
Arminho site
Arminho FB
Arminho etsy
Camelotia FB
Camelotia etsy

Citrus Cake

Citrus Cake | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic

This is a cake for the 3 of us.
Why 3, you may ask…
Exactly 11 days ago my husband left his home country searching for a better chance. It was not an easy decision, nor it was easy to leave the 3 of us and go abroad, but, sometimes, we need to make difficult decisions and hope they will bring something good.
Despite I miss him terribly, I also feel really proud that he had the courage to change his course and try a new place, where I hope his effort and experience will be appreciated.
This is a cake for the 3 of us… me and the 2 of them, whom I try to love, spoil and care with double intensity, hoping they won’t miss their father as much as I miss my husband… but there are moments that I think they do the same game… they love, spoil, care for me with double intensity, hoping I won’t miss my husband as much as they miss their father.
This is a cake for the 3 of us… hoping we will make one for the 4 of us really soon!!!

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Este é um bolo para nós os 3.
Porquê 3, podem perguntar…
Há exatamente 11 dias, o meu marido deixou o seu país de origem à procura de uma oportunidade melhor. Não foi uma decisão fácil, nem foi fácil deixar-nos aos 3 e ir para o estrangeiro, mas, às vezes, é preciso tomar decisões difíceis e esperar que tragam algo de bom.
Apesar de sentir imensamente a sua falta, também me sinto muito orgulhosa por ele ter tido a coragem de mudar de rumo e tentar um novo sítio, onde espero que o seu esforço e experiência seram apreciados.
Este é um bolo para nós os 3… eu e eles os 2, a quem eu tentar amar, mimar e cuidar com o dobro da intensidade, na esperança de que eles não sintam a falta do seu pai tanto quanto eu sinto a falta do meu marido… mas há momentos em que eu acho que eles fazem o mesmo jogo… eles amam, mimam, cuidam de mim com o dobro da intensidade, na esperança de que eu não sinta a falta do meu marido tanto quanto eles sentem do seu pai.
Este é um bolo para nós os 3… na esperança que vamos fazer um para os 4 muito em breve!!!

Citrus Cake | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic

Citrus Cake

(adapted from Dessert for breakfast)

for the cake:
1 orange
10 kumquats
450g sugar
350g spelt flour
2tsp baking powder
1tsp baking soda
1tsp salt
2tsp orange blossom water
4 eggs, at room temperature
90ml extra virgin olive oil
1tbsp fresh orange juice

for the frosting:
85g cream cheese
50g butter
60g icing sugar

In a pot, bring 1,5l of water to a boil.
Trim the top and bottom of an orange. Once the water is boiling, submerge the orange and the kumquats and cook briefly, about 1 minute. Drain the fruits, discard the water, and repeat the boiling, cooking, and draining two more times.
Combine the blanched orange and kumquats, 200g sugar, and 1l of water over medium heat. Cook for about 30 minutes while stirring frequently until the sugar dissolves and the citrus rinds are fork-tender. Let cool until room temperature.
Drain the fruits and remove the seeds, reserving the cooking liquid.
Preheat the oven to 180ºC. Grease and flour two 19cm cake pans and set aside.
In a bowl, mix to combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
In a food processor, blend the cooked orange and kumquats (including rind) until a chunky puree.
Add the remaining sugar, eggs, 1 tsp orange blossom water, and flour mixture. Process for 2 minutes until well-incorporated.
Gradually drizzle in the olive oil and process until incorporated.
Divide the batter into the prepared cake pans. Bake for 40 – 45 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cakes comes out cleanly. Remove from the oven and let cool on a wire rack.
Meanwhile, mix to combine 2 tbsp of cooking liquid, 1 tsp orange blossom water, and orange juice. Remove the cake from the pan. Poke the top of the cake all over with a skewer or fork and brush the liquid on the cake. Let cool completely on a wire rack.

Beat butter and icing sugar until pale and fluffy. Add cream cheese and mix well. Spreed frosting on top of first cake and place second one on top. Coat cake with frosting and decorate with flowers.

Workshop : Easter Eggs

Workshop : Easter Eggs| Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic

As a kid I used to watch old ladies painting Easter eggs, drawing with bee wax… it is such a magical process and the results were always so fascinating.
I used to prepare Easter eggs with my mum using onion skin. They would get a beautiful colour and we would stencil them with flowers and leaves.

Two friends of mine, Elena e Egle, are organising a workshop where they will explain those techniques.

For more info please contact egle.bazaraite@gmail.com

Graphic design : Eglė Bazaraitė
Photography : Sanda Vuckovic Pagaimo

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Desde pequena costumava ver as senhoras mais velhas a pintar ovos da Páscoa, a desenhar com cera de abelha… é um processo tão mágico e os resultados foram sempre tão fascinante.
Eu costumava preparar ovos de Páscoa com a minha mãe usando casca de cebola. Eles ficam com uma cor bonita e podem-se fazer stencils com flores e folhas.

Duas amigas minhas, Elena e Egle, vão organizar uma oficina onde vão explicar essas técnicas.

Para mais informações entre em contacto pelo endereço egle.bazaraite@gmail.com

Design gráfico : Eglė Bazaraitė
Fotografia : Sanda Vuckovic Pagaimo

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