Art From The Heart by Marcelo Ruduit in Porto Alegre, Brazil

Marcelo Ruduit’s colorful nature shots and engrossing city scenes highlight the beauty of Brazil. Follow Marcelo’s Porto Alegre adventures at @ruduit.

Name:Marcelo Ruduit

Place you live: Porto Alegre, Brazil

Place your Instagrams were taken? I like to take pictures in low-income areas because of the color and diversity of the homes. I also like the highlands, where the view is wide. It’s one of the oldest areas.

Can you sum up Porto Alegre? I live in a pretty wooded town surrounded by a river where you see a beautiful sunset daily. On sunny days, the parks are peaceful and filled with people of all kinds.

What is a perfect day in Porto Alegre? A perfect day here is touring by car, conquering hills and taking in city views.

How long have you been using Instagram? Since 2010.

Do you shoot with your phone or other cameras or both? I only use my phone, a Galaxy Note 2.

What is your editing process? I use the Snapseed app.

Do you create images outside of Instagram? No, but I would… maybe my next step!

Has Instagram / phoneography affected how you shoot? I started taking pictures because Instagram is easy and I am able to create an album that serves as a study for the work itself.

Can you give a couple tips to aspiring Instagram photographers? My tip is to forget follower numbers and take pictures of what you find cool or beautiful. If art comes from the heart, recognition becomes ego!

Who are your three favorite Instagrammers? @elinlia@ventanox, and @vagfrag

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Name:Marcelo Ruduit

City:Porto Alegre

Best place to eat:
Japesca Sushi

Best place to drink:

Capone Drinkeria

Best outdoor activity:

Visit the city parks.

Must do:

View the sunset at Usina do Gasômetro.

Local tip:

Go to Parque Farroupilha on a Sunday.