I am currently a MA Fashion Photography student in UAL/LCF. I am also a former Graphic Designer and adman, Post-graduated in Information Science and with a MBA in Environmental Management and Sustainability.sustainability.
For me, photography is the way that I found to congregate all my formation and working experience doing everything that I like through a single activity. Although, I am still to define my work in a single style, as I love to keep learning and trying new techniques and approaches. What I know for sure is that working with people, design, beauty and culture is a key aspect for me. After experimenting with a broad ranch of photography possibilities, I have found in fashion photography the specialty that better focus all of my interests.
I have a keen interest in portraying beauty while working with individuals or groups of people, their places and culture; managing to capture their emotions, attitudes, lifestyle, symbols and environment in a meaningful way.
I moved to London from Brazil in September 2015, originally to improve my English, but eventually I decided to find a career here. Whilst working in a language school I continued to be involved in photography. I have been photographing people from all over the world; working with refugees, youth groups, running voluntary photography courses at the Consonant (Migrants resource Centre), and leading summer creative workshops at the NCS – National Citizens Service / The Challenge. In 2017 I won the award of outstanding Brazilian photographer in London at the Brazilian Press Awards Uk, and in 2019 I won the Top of Mind UK Awards as featured photographer.
Furthermore, I am a cofounder in the “Know to Preserve” project where we photo-documented the cultural and historical heritage in traditional communities as a pillar for their sustainable development (my MBA theses was based on this project). In 2018 I spent a week documenting a women’s prison in the Brazilian Amazon, which resulted in a photo essay and a beauty session with the inmates published in a magazine in London, and since then I became the photography columnist in this same magazine. Also in 2018 I presented a lecture at the Brazilian Embassy about visual story telling. From 2006 to 2007, photographing with the Red Cross, I documented the Círio de Nazaré, the biggest religious festival in Brazil, which was selected to be exhibited in the Brazilian Embassy in a solo exhibition.
2019 – 2020 – MA Fashion Photography – London College of Fashion / UAL
2014 – 2015 – Complete Photography Course – Escola de Imagem (Magnum branch), Brazil
2011 – 2013 – MBA Environment and Sustainability Management – Foundation Getulio Vargas, Brazil
2010 – 2012 – Diploma in Information Strategies & Management – Minas Gerais Federal University, Brazil
2007 – 2009 – BA (Hons) (Laureate) Advertisement Creation and Production – Amazon Faculty of Technology, Brazil
1994 – 1998 – BA Industrial Design with emphasis in Visual Design – Minas Gerais State University, Brazil