I got my first camera at the age of 7. A very simple point and click Canon, right back when film was still king. From that moment on, I've used pretty much all types of platforms that allow you to create an image. My favourite? My father's 1976 Konica Reflex TC!
For a long time photography was "just" a very serious hobby that ran parallel to my career as a geologist - which allowed me to travel the world and capture cultural traditions, landscapes and my favourite theme: people. One day I got invited by a friend to shoot a flamenco dance show in London and I realised that I had to make cameras and images my life. Since then I've been a freelance photographer of pretty much everything, from dance to corporate photography. However, there is nothing I enjoy the most than photographing people and documenting the special moments of their lives.
Coming from a documentary/street photography background, I bring that approach to my lifestyle photography. Considering most people are not familiar with being the subject of a photoshoot I aim to create a natural environment where the subject is able to be himself, relax and enjoy the experience of being photographed. From my experience it is when people are feeling happy and at ease with the photographer and their surroundings that the most beautiful and candid images are created!
Born in Lisbon, in 1983 I have lived in Brazil, Mozambique, London and now Porto. This city completely stole my heart and I have been discovering a unique, culturally rich place.