Max Tuta Noronha biography
I was born in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais - Brazil, in 1960. I'm neither a photographer, an artist, cook, musician or poet, but I gravitate towards all of these instruments. By fate or luck, I migrated to NYC, where I've resided for 33 years, and yes, I got tired of the cold and moved to the desert, Arizona to be precise. I'm guessing that I like extremes.
I've worked in the Restaurant industry, from dishwasher to chef's assistant, from busboy to waiter and as part of my life learning experiences, I also ventured into amateur photography, golf, table tennis, tennis and jazz drum playing.
For 3 decades I sold Jeeps, did financing and insurance working for Manhattan Jeep, Chrysler and Dodge.
Took me that long to loose interest in the car business.
I'm now a Real Estate agent, and that's what supports my lifestyle, my family and everything else that keeps me motivated to get up and go to work every day, just like everyone of you.
What I see in the camera is not what I see as the final image, it's only a possibility of change, an unique opportunity of distortion of reality or a window to put out my inner takes on life, which at times I think that it 's so cruel, so real, so raw; that, it needs my input as an antidote to it's craziness, and to keep my harmony and my anxiety in check, in a close to a perfect order as possible.
To my wife, and daughter, I dedicate these following pages. To my musician friends, to Hermeto Pascoal, Rosa Passos, Juca, my biggest thanks for the musical and writing inspirations, and for Merrill Clark, Gab Luce and Eliano Braz, my thanks for putting my thoughts into music.
Thank you for reading until the end, I wouldn't have had the patience.
Max Tuta Noronha a.k.a Wanilton Noronha