Photography is one of my most passionate hobbies, along with cinema and music. I pursued analog photography and cinema for three years at the Multimedia Art Institute in Porto, and later continued my studies at Fernando Pessoa University as part of my advertising/communication degree. As for music, I was a bass player and composer in alternative rock bands from my teenage years until my mid-30s.
Professionally, I gravitated toward graphic design. Over the span of 20+ years, I've built a solid career as an Art Director and also as a trainer in Editorial Design, Illustration, Digital Photography, and Video.
My experience in professional photography began with corporate product beauty shots and TV commercial photo shoots (scene photography) for print and digital campaigns worldwide. After this, I started exploring other domains that are artistically more rewarding, such as dance photography, indie projects, and artistic events (plays, concerts, etc.).
Dance comes into my life due to a series of professional and also personal alignments. My first professional job as a videographer was to cover a large dance event in Guimarães, where I had the opportunity to work with several Portuguese dance schools and with a contemporary company from London called Storm. It was at this time that I was able to witness all the hard work that is behind the lightness and sensitivity of the artistic body movement which impressed me very much.
Years later, I had the opportunity to dedicate myself in a more professional way to photography, and it was then that I actively sought to include dance photography back into my life.