Thursday, 10 August 2017

Jaime Carlos da Silva aka Jaime Ponciano

When Jaime Ponciano saw this newspaper photo of Rua Augusta taken in September 1965, he didn't think twice... he immediately customized the image by colouring the Wolkswagen beetle in a light-green hue that reminisced the one my Father bought circa 1978. When I met Jaime in 1979, I used to drive it around. 

Jaime grew up watching 'Sitio do Pica Pau Amarelo'... as he was a born-mimic he used to talk like Carneiro to everyone's delight (hilarity)...
Jaime had a pop-culture bent... he followed the sports news and kept his eye on photos like this one above depicting Vampeta & his colleagues Odvan & Serginho. 
Boxing was not exactly Jaime Ponciano's cup of tea but there was an element of novelty & esthetics in it that fascinated him. 
Jaime Ponciano in Europe in the winter of 1998-1999.