Harvest Luis Pato
Vale Grande, Amoreira da Gândara, Portugal
In early September I was asked to record a day of harvest, showing the process of the lives of those who team with one of the best wine producers in Portugal, Luis Pato. The work and the skills required are far from simple. They reach a hard but delicate and tiring orchestration, with long hours dedicated to each vine, in every bunch. Beforehand the process is trained. Time and endeavour are organised articulating the weather and the set in order to provide all vineyards a promising future. Why is the task entailed so difficult to master? Because all vines are different, and so is their location in the landscape, their berries and land. How to orchestrate all the process? In order to show the pure and bare essence of the vineyards, the approach chosen required being on the other side of the camera, ahead. To realise the difficulties, the styles. Learning how to do it accurately, and understanding what not to do. Noticing the details, seeing the logic of history telling and developing a plan that would unfold the timeline within. After that, your eyes will do the rest. The setting and emotions captured will come before the thoughts and the click will open expressions of curiosity when the dreamed future comes true as a today's delight.