There are people that, passing by some barbed wire, can only foresee a scratch. And there are those who see something sublime in the twisted metal. Zappa is the latter.
One day, Danny Zappa, 29, was on his daily run on the surroundings of Pacaembu Stadium, in São Paulo. In-between strides, he noticed a combination of yellows in a scene that involved a VW van, some bleachers and a wall. All very much yellow. But he kept on running trying to resist the urge. He wanted to finish exercising without stopping to take that shot. But then the colours “yelled” to him and he just had to take a picture on the iPhone. In minutes, the car was gone. The photo, wasn’t.
That image got him the New Talents award, granted by the New Creators website, in 2013. One amongst a lot of accidental conquests he collects since the debut of his Instagram profile, right along with the birth of this social network, in 2010. Danny is a mobile photographer. For the past five years, he’s been used to the like button on the digital world. All kind of by chance. In time, his photos gathered a horde of followers, in part, by “fault” of the network itself, that kept placing him on the recommendations of who to follow.