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June 11, 2024
A Vida Portuguesa

Recently A Vida Portuguesa opened a new location in Porto, at the new Time Out Market at São Bento's train station and they invited me to photograph it.
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May 8, 2024
The Dining Room Chef

Álvaro Carvalho is a young portuguese chef located in Porto. He invited me to photograph his new project, The Dining Room Chef, where he begins his career as a private chef.
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May 7, 2024
Son of a Tailor

Son of a Tailor invited to film their new 360º T-shirt production.
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April 30, 2024
Projeto:Canção 2024

Projeto:Canção is a new music festival in the city of Porto dedicated entirely to song.  I was the festival's official photographer and had the opportunity to hear some great performers and work with a fantastic team.
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March 4, 2024

Tiago and Jorge from Artista invited me to photograph their food, coffee and pastry. This coffeehouse has a relaxed mood with quality food and coffee in Porto.
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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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November 27, 2023 

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

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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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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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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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


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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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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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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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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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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