I was born in a very small Portuguese village. The earliest memories I have from my childhood were always of me playing a character in a fantasy world, where all my dreams were possible and beautiful. This disconnection from reality was a way to mask and escape from a reality not always easy or suitable for a child. The fantasy dreams and fairy tale world became more real when I started to work in the photography business, and I incorporated these memories into my photos. The fantasy and dreamy interpretations led my work to a specific style. From photographing portraits since a very young age, I was able to understand the importance of light in a photograph and use that as a starting point to explore and develop. In my work I am looking to express feelings, to understand how humans engage within their surroundings and also how we are so controlled by emotions. I look for a fictional interpretation of reality that intends to bring some fantasy and illusion to my images, creating a dramatic effect whilst also expressing and incorporating my own personal emotions. Presently living in England I collaborate in various projects. I integrate visual artist teams and I do some personal projects alongside.
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