Places, people and the outdoors
Working as photographer and places designer. I am also a trained architect and urban designer with a master’s in architectural design. With experience in designing and researching in a broad range of projects with main interests in places design and active cities. Focused on sustainable, ethical, and culturally responsible design.
I have been working with many companies and also volunteering for local artists, movements and local events such as Open House Perth, the Town Teams movement and The Bend in the road.
I moved to Australia with my wife and our two sons for new life opportunities and now we call it home. I having been privileged to work with and learn from so many talented people in the design and creative industries. On the side, I am a cave explorer within the Western Australian Speleological Group, a guitar player, and a drummer.
- The Sanctuary Magazine, 52, Spring 2020. Sustainable house day special. Cover and p. 46-51
- The Architect WA Community Edition, Spring/Summer 2020 – Australian Institute of Architects – WA Chapter – spaceagency: Creating a sense of place, p. 93
- Tourism Western Australia Media Kit 2020, The Rechabite photo, p. 105
- Caves – Atlas of Brazilian underground Book. Bambui Group Publisher. Author Collaborator 2019
- Book Humans and Karst Landscape: Book’s theme, internal photography, revision, back cover text and logo design. Mar 2012, Brazilian Society of Speleology Publisher.
- Photography “Illuminated Cathedral” Aug 2014, Research Fapesp Magazine Ed.222
- Interview Underground life, Research Fapesp Magazine Ed 224 2014
- Magazine Cover Photography, Conexão Subterrânea Magazine n 98. 2012
- Interview Why we need risk?, Jul 2009 Go Outside Magazine Ed 50
- Book Cover Photography 2005 Cave Mapping – Practical guide, Redespeleo Brasil Publisher
The Sanctuary Magazine, 52, Spring 2020
The Architect WA Community Edition, Spring/Summer 2020
Tourism Western Australia Media Kit 2020
Book Humans and Karst Landscape
Go Outside Magazine Interview
Caves – Atlas of Brazilian underground Book
Interview Underground life, Research Fapesp Magazine
Highly Commended in the Architecture 2019
3rd prize at Photography Science and Art prize 2014
Shortlisted at the Kiss My Camera 2017
City of Subiaco Photographic Awards 2017 open category
- Highly Commended in the Architecture category at the Australasia’s Top Emerging Photographers 2019
- Finalist at the City of Subiaco Photographic Awards 2017 open category
- Shortlisted at the Kiss My Camera 2017 – West Australian Music on two categories “Best Live Photograph and “Best Portrait/Press Shot”
- The Fremantle international Portrait Prize, 2017 Long Listed
- Master Research Dissertation selected by Sao Paulo State Environmental Department as reference to new projects on natural parks, 2015
- 3rd prize at Photography Science and Art prize 2014 – National Centre for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) Brazil
I was born in Brazil and I grew up in the suburbia of the big city of Sao Paulo, living dirt and happy, running, riding bikes, and kicking a ball. My mom emigrated from Portugal to Brazil with my grandparents and my uncles in the late ’50s. Myself, my brother and sister have always been thought to be a simple kind of person. My mom was a primary teacher and poured education on us as a way to get a good life and my grandfather, the best man in this world, made us humble and ethical.
My self and my siblings
Skateboarding with my brother
I always have been curious and loved experimenting and creating. Building things, and understand how it works. At a young age, I discovered volleyball and also jumped into skateboarding. No long time after that I came across the good old music. Digging deep into jazz, rock, and blues I started playing the guitar and drums. Just about when I bought my first SLR camera, a Russian Zenit, which I had with me all the time. Photography has been permeating everything I am doing since then. Music, Skateboarding, travel, caves, nature, architecture.
Around my 19’s I discovered the caves in a newspaper article. So, I move on a job which was a kind of Indiana Jones assistant, doing jungle survival, sea rescue, sailing, mountain climbing, and caving. I became a speleologist, exploring and mapping caves. And even being trapped in an underground river flooding.
My very first job was helping my grandfather in the free market early mornings on weekends. Since then I have been experimenting with many things to pay my bills or because I loved it or I was curious about it. Not always all at the same time though. Technical mechanical, gardener, architect, web developer, photographer, volunteer, construction labour, volleyball umpire, tutor, retail store seller, adventure guide, small business owner, researcher, environmental consultant, cave explorer, graphic designer… I don’t have a “normal” career trajectory, and I feel happy about any of the decisions I have made. I like to take risks, experiment, and learn.
Volleyball in Perth
As an architectural tutor among students
Playing the drums
Stirling Ranges with myfamily
Six years ago I moved to Australia with my wife and our two sons for new life opportunities and now we call it home. I am still curious and keen to learn as I was before. Everything I have done was about the experience and about the people I have met and shared a moment with. That what it is important to me.
I have been drawing since I was a kid. Some for capture and understand something and some for expression. When studying architecture and later as an architect, hand-drawing became even more important to test, speculate and communicate ideas. The 3D and CAD softwares, although for most technical purposes, still need to be expressive and be easy to understand.