Born in 1964, in São Paulo, Brazil, I started with photography around the age of 13, first with a Kodak Instamatic and an Olympus Trip 35, then with a Nikon F and with a Leica IIIF made in 1951/52, both for some time without the use of a photometer. Later (around 1982) my father gave me a Nikon F3. After 1989 I got married and moved to Troy, Michigan, where I lived for two years. From that time and for many years I kind of lost interest in photography and used mostly compact cameras, until I bought a Nikon E8700 in 2005. Since then I owned a Nikon D40X, a D200 that I got as a gift from a dear friend, a D5000 and now I shoot with a D7000 and a D600.
I like to shoot everything, but what I enjoy the most is nature: landscape and wildlife. Birds are probably my main target, but I do not hide or spend long time waiting. I like to carry the camera with me when I am traveling or when I am just walking in the nature and I take the pictures when I see the reason.
By the way, I still have the Leica IIIF that belonged to my father and the Nikon F3. Now they rest on a shelf.
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