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2024


February 22, 2024
IndieJúnior Porto 2024

Back in January I photographed again IndieJúnior Porto 2024, the international children’s and youth film Festival of Porto.
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January 18, 2024
A Forja

In 2023 I attended the Film Criticism Course “A Forja” (”The Forge”) with a group of 15 other people at Batalha Centro de Cinema. The course was very insightfull with different teachers from diverse areas such as Theatre, Literature, and Art.
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2023



November 27, 2023 
Porto/Post/Doc

This year I photographed the 10th edition of Porto/Post/Doc, a movie festival focused on documentary.
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September 18, 2023
Blue Peace - Guadiana Basin Study Tour

I was invited to photograph Blue Peace’ Guadiana Basin Study Tour last week in Portugal. I spent four days travelling with the group, photographing the landscape and the member of this association.
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November 13, 2023
Micélio

Yesterday I was at Fogo Lento’s mushroom picking workshop. I learned so much with Sara Barbosa and all the team that is part of this project.
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August 17, 2023
Inês Maria and Flor


I spent an afternoon photographing my friend Inês Maria and her daughter Flor at their home.
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July 1, 2023
Friuli-Venezia Júlia


For the last two weeks I participated in the CuriosiFVG 2023 internation programme and I travelled trough several places in Italy.
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June 7, 2023
Nova Lisboa


This past week I was in Lisbon working for a portuguese supermarket’s catalogue.
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May 27, 2023
Douro with Fujifilm


Fujifilm Portugal invited me to make a day trip to Douro.
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May 20, 2023
The house that she built


These last four days I was at Casa do Pinhal (Pinewood house). This is the house my gradmother Teresa built for my family back in 1997.
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April 16, 2023
The end of Portugal



I spent a day with friends from a photography workshop traveling around Gerês region.
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March 6, 2023
Dressed up



Between the Carnival in Podence and Arouca with friends.
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January 30, 2023
IndieJúnior Porto

This last week I was the photographer of the IndieJúnior Porto,  the international children’s and youth film Festival of Porto.
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January 17, 2023
Friends and places


In the beginning of the new year I had some Italians friends visiting. We then went to Drave and repeat this short and beautiful light.
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2022


December 31, 2022
Winter trips


Recently I had the opportunity to visit Cerdeira Village, although it was very cold and rainy I found it very charming and calming.
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September 5, 2022
Dolce Far Niente


A Summer roadtrip through Italy visiting friends.
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July 20, 2022
40º Paris


Joana took me to Paris for my birthday. It was the coldest summer of the rest of our lives.
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June 21, 2022
Silver Spring


Foggy mornings and warm afternoons, it’s the beginning of summer.
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March 15, 2022
The Forest and The Sea


A winter spent between the forest and the sea.
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January 11, 2022
1993 meters


A weekend trip to Serra da Estrela, the highest point in mainland Portugal.
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January 1, 2022
21-22: Jardim da Guida


This home is based in Abragão, village in Penafiel. Growing at its own pace, people come to join and continue that growth.
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2021


November 2, 2021
CDP, Quiet


Autumn and Winter weekends spent at my family’s countryside house.
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October 6, 2021
Frog on a Skull

Salamanca and La Alberca. We saw the frog.
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August 23, 2021
Miss me until August

A summer roadtrip trough Portugal with some friends, wildcamping and travelling in the sun.
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July 19, 2021
Cabrum: The Valley of Dreams

Cabrum is a small village near Viseu, Portugal. It was abandoned for some years until a group of people repopulated it with a new way of living.
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2020


January 14, 2020
1/9 - São Miguel

Me and Joana took a trip to São Miguel Island in Azores. We were amazed by such a tropical fauna and amazing landscapes. View more


2019


July 29, 2019
Adriatic: far from the mountains

For the last two weeks me and some friends went on a road trip trough some Balkan countries.
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2018


July 6, 2018
The fjords and the sheep

It has been three months since me and Joana departed to Norway. We have been doing workaway in Sandeid, a small village on the west coast of the country and  Nesodden just across the fjord from Oslo. For those who don’t know workaway is a platform where hosts exchange 4/5 hour per day for housing and food. We worked with animals, children and permaculture. We also travelled a lot in the country.
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2017


May 14, 2017
Latvia, the same but different


This past week I was in Latvia visiting Sigulda’s Waldorf Kindergarten, where I volunteered for a year. It was very emotional and beautiful to visit the children, teachers and parents. Everything was the same but at the same time, everything was different, one year after I left.
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2016


April 15, 2016
Labdien Sigulda

From April 2015 to April 2016 I lived in Sigulda Latvia as a volunteer at Sigulda’s Waldorf Kindergarten. I got to now Sigulda and enjoyed its green spaces and traditions.
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April 5, 2016
Latvija - Es te Dzīvoju (Latvia, I love you)

These photographs were taken durint the time I was a volunteer in Sigulda, Latvia. I had the opportunity to visit several locations of this diverse country.
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2015


August 5, 2015
Baltic Way

While living in Latvia I had the oppoirtunitty to visit the surrounding countries in a five country trip by Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Finland with Joana.
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João Cruz


João Cruz is a photographer and videographer based in Porto, Portugal. Working with a wide range of clients in the food & drinks industry, personal brands and portraits, he develops his own approach to various themes.

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