Samelo attended the University of Communication in São Paulo, and subsequently worked as an Art Director, Photographer, Writer and Illustrator for both Brazilian, and international magazines. He has collaborated with magazines since 1993, such as Revista da MTV, Rolling Stone Brasil, Adbsuters, Lodown and many others. After six years working with design, Samelo decided to return to his studies, and began a post grade with concentration on Art History. It was during this time that Samelo discovered the Brazilian concrete artists movement from the 50’s, and their research, and studies relating to photography, shapes, and colors. The works of Geraldo de Barros, Judith Lauand and Anatol Wladislaw were among his many influences. Following his discovery of the Brazilian concrete artists movement, Samelo dedicated himself to producing work with more graphic results, in which he could simultaneously incorporate his images of urban photography.
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