♥ Photography is my passion :)
I was born and raised in Brazil and now live in beautiful South Carolina, in the US. My passion for photography began when I was 16 – my father gave me his vintage camera and the day I got it, I photographed my nephew’s first steps. It was love at first click. It just felt so natural, so right!
I studied Mass Communications, majoring in Journalism. The photojournalism classes were my favorite. While in college, I used to photograph local bands and had photo essays published by local newspapers.
After a ten year hiatus (during which I worked first as a TV reporter and radio producer in Brazil and then as an interpreter and translator in the US), I resumed my photography passion. I was seeing so many wonderful things, I felt compelled to capture them. So I began to photograph the beauty that I saw and share the captures with friends. Soon my photos were spotted by Getty Images editors and I was invited to become a contributor. Since then, I’ve had images licensed by Estee Lauder, Capital One, Hasbro Toys, Penguin Books, Sears, Microsoft, Harper Collins, Newsweek, Vanity Fair and Esquire Magazine, among others. My images have been published in all continents, except Antarctica. It’s been a very interesting, rewarding journey.
I enjoy photographing pretty much anything. I like natural looking images as much as I like boldly processed ones. I photograph people and animals, buildings and trees. I photograph wild alligators as much as I photograph trained birds of prey. Why limit yourself?
I hope you’ll enjoy my work. But, folks, please note: my images are © All Rights Reserved and may not be used without permission. You can purchased some selected canvases on 500px store or license my images via Getty Images. Thank you!