Editorial / Wildflower
Where are you based?
Tell us about yourself.
I was born in Portugal. I enjoy the sun, the blue sky and the great food. The great outdoors has always been part of my life and exist to be present in my work. The organic and the beauty of nature still drive much of my work, in a direct or indirect way. My work can be seen in very different places, from Vogue to Instagram. The easiest way to see my portfolio is on my website, which I regularly update.
Did you study photography or a related course?
My formal education was a mix between computer sciences and arts. My degree is in Visual Arts applied to Graphic Design. In a way, it helped me to understand photography in it's very different approaches and stages; from artistic to commercial, from concept to execution.
Tell us about your work.
I'm predominantly a fashion and beauty photographer. I create stories with pictures. My approach is very cinematographic, with a strong use of colour and appreciation for light. It's my job and my passion. I try to shoot as often as I can.
What do you love about photography?
My main interest in photography is the transformation. The way photography can transform a boring scene into a beautiful image. How it can express deep feelings within something common. I love how an image can connect, transmit feelings, tell a story and above all, let the viewer dream.
Which photographers inspire your practice?
Working with fashion, there are some photographers’ works that can never be put aside. I have to reference two special names. I found Bruno Dayan when I was working in Paris, seeing one of his editorials in a magazine that made me search his name. His work is absolutely mesmerising. It's a great inspiration in the art of colour and composition. One other photographer whose work I find very inspirational is Gregory Crewdson. With a cinematic view on photography, his images are all you could expect from a movie.
Tell us about the featured editorial, Wildflower.
Wild Flower was created as a collaboration with a friend. Juliana Silver, the creative director and MUA on this session, invited me to do an editorial that had to be fresh and summery. With a strong moodboard full of inspiring ideas, the shooting process was fast and simple, created with a single beauty dish in the studio. The styling by Daniela Ochoa was a perfect match and the beautiful Marta Marczewska from PRM Agency consistently gave us great photographs.
PHOTOGRAPHY / Pedro Antunes
HAIR & MUA / Juliana Silver
MODEL / Marta Marczewska @ PRM Agency
FASHION STYLIST / Daniela Ochoa