Passion Never Retires for Adriana Soares

I’m a multidisciplinary artist in the fields of creative photography, a painter whose works are permanently exposed in different museums. I currently published four books of poesy and biographical tales and my fifth volume is soon publishing.

What is the best thing that I love about my work? Create, being moved, feeling alive.

What is my idea of perfect happiness? Feeling light. Be waiting for something without knowing for what, and awaiting, having millions butterflies in the stomach. For me it is enough overlooking the window and feeling perfume of the air and listening to voices or far music.

What is my greatest fear? Loosing myself and my dignity.

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself? My impulsiveness and sensibility.

Which living persons in my profession do i most admire? Creativity and capacity reinventing things and ourselves.

What is my greatest extravagance? At this point, extravagances became simple things of the life, like seating on a bench and admiring the world around. Remaining astonished for the slow and sweet rhythm of a leaf spinning in the air. Or a child smiling to you without a reason. Finding a friend and being happy for the shared silence.

On what occasion would I lie? For saving my loved ones and myself.

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work? I love my work, shooting, painting and playing with words writing, telling my inner world. I do not wish meeting negative persons.

When and where was I the happiest, in my work? Seeing persons be moved till tears viewing my paintings or when reading my poems…

If I could, what would I change about myself? Being 20 years younger with my today experiences.

What is my greatest achievement in work? Being aware of that I manage sharing what I am and feel with those entering in contact with what I do, either with my paintings or my books. Touching soul of persons is my greatest satisfaction. Sure, having gained eternity due to my works are permanently exposed in the museums and having four already published books and the fifth one being soon published, is satisfying.

Where would I most like to live? I was born in Rio de Janeiro. I chose Rome as the place I wish to live in, but I would like living in Paris or New York too for feeling this vibration given by fusion of ideas and cultures different and always new.

What is my most treasured possession? My sons. But this hidden Adriana who no one will ever be able knowing. Only sometimes when playing hide-and-seek.

What is my most marked characteristic? A big smiling mouth and eyes no capable lying.

What is my most inspirational location, in my city? Where there is silence. I search the silent chaos. Seating or overlooking the bridge and letting my gaze among Tiber waves.

What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city? At home.

What books influenced my life and how?  Anna Karenina by Lev Tolstoj, Tender is the Night by Scott Fitzgerald, Donna Flor and her two husbands by Jorge Amado, Crime and Punishment by Fedor Dostoevskij, Madam Bovary by Auguste Flaubert, Poems by Pablo Neruda, Poems by Ronsard, Clarice Lispector! The list would be very long, we read for dreaming. I dream reading, quite like overlooking the window and becoming another one or moving to another world.

Who are my favorite writers? Dostoevskij, Cechov, Tolstoj, Fitzgerald, Isabel Allende, Albert Camus, George Amado, Clarice Lispector

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day? Cello Suite No. 1 G Major,Johann Sebastian Bach

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction? Pippi Långstrump

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life? A multitude of less fortunate people, that wakes up on the morning and smiles and faces daily tasks.

Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime? “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”

What role plays art in my life and work? It’s my life, it is air, the blood and my skin.

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime? My sons, my husband and Myself.

Whom would I like to work with in 2018? Prosecuting the collaboration with great Master Franco Fontana and why not exposing my works still in Brazil.

Which people in my profession would i love to meet in 2018? I would like to meet positive persons with no filters like being able seeing with heart.

What project, in 2018, am I looking forward to work on? I would like to publish my novel! A fantastic history that takes place in the Amazon, where reality and magic cross each other. Where fishes climb on trees and land animals at ease under the water. A love story which duration will go beyond time limits and human sensations.

Where can you see me or my work in 2018? The year just began and taking the right breath organizing my next exposure. But I’m too busy with the promotion of my books, overall “Agua” and “La mia vita in pensieri sparsi e poco ordinati”.

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me? I would like being always passionate. Feeling vibration in me, the young girl who laughs and jumps facing butterflies and dragonflies. “Passion Never Retires” is like the maxim of my life – do what you do with a sense of happiness, curiosity, that never ends in despite of age or misadventures of life. Passion is a way of being and meeting other passionate persons is so stimulating – those who follow their dreams, their visions in despite of failure, in despite of objective and emotional obstacles. Passion is life for me. That means taking risks….better is getting in and living it – not only looking from outside!

Which passionate professionals should Peter invite to tell their story? Ask to my incredible friend, a monument of photography of landscapes, poet of photography, Master Franco Fontana.

How can you contact me?

Istagram: adriana_soares_art

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