Piece description from the artist
(Cylindropuntia fulgida, the jumping cholla) Don’t let the “fuzzy/cute looking” of chollas deceive you, the microscopic barbs which make removal extremely painfully are brutal… The "jumping cholla" name comes from the ease with which the stems detach when brushed, and sometimes they even jump short distances. Often the simplest touch will leave a person with bits of cactus hanging on their clothes to be discovered later when either sitting or leaning on them. The ground around a mature plant will often be covered with dead stems, and young plants are started from stems that have fallen from the adult. They attach themselves to desert animals and are dispersed for short distances. And at sunset, they glow…
Danilo Faria grew up in Minas Gerais, Brazil, and developed a love for photography at a young age.
As an artist, Danilo's mission is to provide edgy, sophisticated, and artistic images, and he is committed to creating a dynamic, unique and modern look with digital photography. He loves to create texture, color, surrealism, and drama in his photographs by using contemporary post-processing and "extreme exposure".
In doing so, Danilo has explored many fields of photography with an emphasis on scenic landscapes, architecture, and panoramic images. He has also expressed and developed his love for long exposure photography, as seen on his latest work. Some of his favorite locations include Arizona, Utah, Colorado, California, New Mexico, Brazil, and New York.