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Born in Silves and currently living in Lisbon area, I dedicate myself mainly to conceptual photography and commercial photography projects, mainly: architecture, interior, industry, product and advertising photography.

 

Combining creative and technical skills obtained in the different types of work and training carried out, with the main emphasis on the degree in Decorative Arts ("Instituto Politécnico de Beja") and the advanced and conceptual photography courses at the "Oficina da Imagem", I intend to create differentiated, powerful and meaningful images.

I believe that photography starts way before the "click" in the preparation process and conceptualization work, and, also ends after the post-production/image editing process. All these phases are equally important for the creation of an image of great communicative power, at a time when everyone creates images.

Main Distinctions 

|  2022  |  ​Overall Winner and Photographer of the Year in the Creative Photo Awards 2022, Italy.

|  2022  | ​  Grand Prize Winner at the International Environmental Photography Contest 2022, USA.

|  2022  |   Winner of the Advertising and Still Life categories at the FIIPA 2022, Italy.

|  2021  |   Overall Winner at One Eyeland World's Top 10 Still Life Photographers 2021.

|  2021  |   Overall Winner in the First Half, Second Half and Grand Final contests of the WPE Awards 2021, France.

|  2021  |   Product category winner at the Creative Photo Awards 2021, Italy.

|  2021  |   Platinum Distinction at the Muse Photography Awards 2021.

|  2020  |   Gold Medal at the San Francisco Bay International Awards contest, USA

|  2020  |   Product category winner at the Creative Photo Awards 2020, Italy.

|  2019  |   Winner of the “Digital manipulation/collage” category at the “13th Pollux Awards,” Spain.

|  2019  |  Silver Medal at the MIFA Awards 2019 – Russia.

|  2016  |  3rd Prize in the "NYC4PA - Macro" competition – USA.

|  2016  |  MQEP - Master Qualified European Photograher with interior photography work.

|  2015  |  1st Prize in the “Black and White Photography - Art Competition”.

|  2014  |  1st Prize in “The Digital Artist Photography competition, by The Societies.

|  2012  |  “Silver Camera Award” in the 2012 European Photographer of the Year Competition.

|  2010  |   Photographer of the Year 2010 by FEP - European Federation of Professional Photographers.

|  2010  |   MQEP - Master Qualified European Photographer with Illustrative photography work.

|  2010  |   Nomination for Best Photography Work, cat. Visual Arts at the Authors Award 2010 SPA/RTP.

|  2010  |   Winner of the Nature category of the National Geographic Photography Contest.

|  2010  |   QEP - Qualified European Photographer in Illustrative Photography (2009) and in Portrait (2010).

|  2007  |   1st Prize in the 1st photo contest “Cómo vers la Ciencia?” - Spain.

|  2006  |   1st Prize in the Ciberamérica Photography contest “Iberoamérica en Imágenes”, Spain.

 speaker/lectures 

|  2021  |  The Way - APPImage - Viseu, Portugal

|  2019  | ​ The Way  Meet Up - APPImagem - Lisbon, Portugal

|  2017  |  PFF Masterclass - Russia

|  2016  |  "Inspiration Tour" - Norway

|  2015  |  12th Gmundner Fototage - Austria

|  2015  |   Masters Photography Conference - Trieste, Italy

|  2014  |   "Inspiration Days 2014" - Riga - Latvia

|  2013  |   TEDxYouth Leiria - Portugal

|  2013  |  "Inspiration Days 2013" - Malle - Belgium 

|  2013  | ​ "Inspiration Camp 2013" Copenhagen - Denmark

|  2012  |   Orvieto Photography - Italy

|  2012  |   X Days Int. of Photography Cullera, Spain

|  2011  |   Fotoceanes 2011 Pontmain - France

|  2010  |   TEDxCoimbra - Portugal

|  2010  |   Fotoventas Digital 2010 Madrid - Spain

 Directed workshops 

|  2016  |  Tromso, Norway

|  2016  | ​ Oslo, Norway

|  2016  |  Trondheim, Norway

|  2016  |   Bergen, Norway

|  2016  |   Egersund, Norway

|  2016  |   Verona, Italy

|  2015  |   Copenhagen, Denmark

|  2015  |   Hameenlinna, Finland

|  2015  |   Gmunden, Austria

|  2015  |   Lyon, France

|  2014  | ​ Montpellier, France

|  2014  |   Pau, france

|  2014  |   Valladolid, Spain

|  2014  |   Zaragoza, Spain

|  2014  |   Silly en Gouffern, France

|  2014  |   Lepe, Spain

|  2014  |   Lisbon, Portugal

|  2014  |   Porto, Portugal

 Solo Exhibitions 

|  2020  |  Silves da Terra ao Mar, at the Igreja da Misericórdia de Silves, promoted by the Municipality of Silves.

|  2016  |  "Simply Paper" at Caixa Agrícola's headquarters, Lisbon (Portugal)

|  2014  |  "Surrealismo" Côa Museum, Foz Côa (Portugal)

|  2014  |"Surresliamo" Municipal Theater "Alcalde Juan Manuel Santana, in Lepe (Spain)

|  2014  |  "Surrealismo" Exhibition Hall of the Town Hall of Ourém (Portugal)

|  2012  |  "Surrealismo" CEVMO - Centro de Estudios Via de la Plata y del Viagem de Morille (Spain)

|  2012  |"Surrealismo" Galeria do Paço da Cultura da Guarda (Portugal)

|  2012  |"Surrealismo" Casa Manuel Teixeira Gomes, Portimão (Potugal)

|  2010  |  "Surrealismo" Hotel Vivamarinha, Portugal

 Solo Exhibitions 

|  2019  |   "Porto - A Contemporary Look", at Alfândega do Porto.

|  2016  |   VERA World Fine Art Festival, Cordoaria Nacional, Lisbon (Portugal)

|  2015  |   Il R-evolution Summer Festival in Minturno, (Italy)

|  2015  | ​   FIOF Orvieto Photographer (Italy)

|  2014  |   7th International Show. of Contemporary Art "Entresilos" (Spain)

|  2012  |   "100 Against AIDS" Champalimaud Foundation, Lisbon (Portugal)

|  2009  |​   "Surrealism vs Realism" at Caixa Agrícola headquarters, Lisbon (Portugal)

|  2009  | ​   XIII AFP Photography and Video Seminar, Caldas da Rainha (Portugal)

|  2007  |   "One Vision" European Photographic Competition, Rome (Italy)

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