In Brazil, the state of Mato Grosso do Sul, Gleeson Paulino grew up in one of the most biodiverse ecosystems in the world. However, his childhood and early adolescence were caged by the strict religious society he found himself in, inherited from an Evangelical Brazilian family.
Inhibited and unable to exercise any authority over his own choices, Gleeson left home at the age of 17 escaping to explore both the world of his own subconscious and in parallel that of the places and people he would soon find himself enveloped in.
Since then Gleeson has been traveling the globe exploring the concepts of identity, culture, lifestyle, and its wider ecosystems with a mixture of his own personal images and fashion photography. Gleeson looks to create images that demonstrate a contemporary authenticity while existing in a fantasy of the present filled with dreams.