Gabriela Mo: Director

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My NativeAdVert:

Gabriela Mo has first studied Journalism, because she likes to write. From poetry to movie scenes, inspired by other people’s stories and her own dreams and experiences. Then she started to express herself as a photographer because she understands that the image transcends the word.

But there are other ways to make connections. She began directing films for Vice, adding visual quality to narrative constructions, and engaging herself in the creative process from the beginning. With naturalist photography and an immersive camera, she creates inspirational stories from ordinary routine. She sees beauty in everyday life and combines her sense in her works, whether documentary or commercial. Commercially, Gabriela worked with brands such as Coca-Cola, Kenzo, Samsung, Natura, Avon and others. “Her personal photography work is focused around women, as well as fashion campaigns.”

My Goal of the Day:  Today, like any other day, I try to be present. There’s no past, there’s no future. I do the best I can here and now.  

My Thought of the Day:  There is infinite time in the present moment. Enjoy the freedom of silence. 

My Action of the Day: I like to let everything flow naturally, without locking myself into the schedule, but it is still important to have an agenda, a notebook or a method of organization. 

My Deed of the Day: Fulfilling some commitments is sometimes difficult for me. Today I plan to check all the pending items on my list.

My Tip of the Day: Finish what you start.  Make any encounter a learning experience. Everyone has something to teach us. 

My Pic of the Day: (any additional pic that expresses something special)

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This is Tash, an Australian friend. :) 

A Day in My Life: 

What do you love most about Your City?

What holds me most in São Paulo is the amount of energy that runs through the veins of this great city taken. It is a city with many references and in constant transformation. The amount of information that surrounds São Paulo helps me to build myself. The more we can know of other universes the more possibilities of the world we will have.

Favorite breakfast meal & restaurant?

I like to feed on what nourishes me, what gives me energy and at the same time makes me light, without consuming me. So I'd rather prepare my meals and know what exactly I'm eating. Home made granola yogurt or a simple tapioca with avocado are the best. Trying to reduce coffee. Not really.

What are you doing at:

6:00 AM – Waking up. I am a day person, the first rays of the sun wake me up, I never use the alarm, unless I need to catch a flight or have an urgent meeting. If not, I intend to respect my natural schedules, because that way I can enjoy better and be more productive in the following hours. There is nothing less productive for me than a stressful, rushed morning.

10:00 AM - After doing Yoga, it is about 10 o'clock in the morning that I actually begin to think about work and commitments of the day. But it's a battle not to get lost in social networks.

12:00 PM - Favorite Lunch spot/meal? 

I love trying out natural and vegan restaurants.

7:00 PM -  I enjoy solitude, moments of reading and meditation. I have changed it a lot, but at this point in my life, at 7pm I like to be relaxing and winding down.

11:00 PM - Zzzz

What drink do you need to get through the day and at the end (and how many)?

I like the coffee-making ritual, maybe as much as drinking. Lately I've been drinking a full pot! But I have other sources of inspiration at the end of the day that are not necessarily drinking it.

Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account?

Spotify, Instagram and Whatsapp are certainly the apps that I use most. I have an Instagram account called @nakedismyfavoritecolor . I've been updating a lot lately.

What should everyone try at least once?

Everything. 

Where do you enjoy getting lost? 

Inside my mind.

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