About_

Bio_

I was born in Rio de Janeiro. I spent a lot of time backstage at theaters and on movie sets, listening to Brazilian music, drawing and painting at home on a semi-daily basis. My mother, a librarian at the Museum of Modern Art of Rio, and my father, a movie and theater producer, awakened my taste for the arts at an early age. That’s how I came to study Industrial Design at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro before moving on to the Istituto d’Árte Lorenzo De’ Médici in Florence and the Musicians Institute in Los Angeles. After returning to Brazil I settled in the city of São Paulo, where I have lived ever since. From there, I built a career as a commercial photographer in parallel to my work as a visual artist.

My path in applied photography began in the studios at Editora Abril and in hundreds of features and covers I produced for such magazines as Trip, TPM, Vip, Playboy, Elle, Vogue, GQ, etc. Based on the experiences, exchanges and lessons learned in these photo essays, I got the opportunity to develop a language of my own in which I seek to create empathic and spontaneous images from the reality that presents itself before me, always treating models, celebrities and, mainly, people who have never been in front of a camera before with the same consideration and generosity. All this combined with a technique honed over a professional career of more than 20 years which I currently employ at the service of major agencies and clients.

Meanwhile my journey as an artist was born of the passion shared for professors of Art History who crossed my path. Today, in my projects, I try to observe society based on what is close to me, from the ordinary particulars of daily life, almost like a chronicler of myself. Whether it’s the person sleeping by my side, the neighbors I observe from the window, the people stuck with me in traffic or sitting in the same movie theater, the planes that fly over my head, the maternity hospital where my daughter was born, or the environments that surrounds my commercial work. Observing society through the individual causes me to reflect on contemporary themes such as surveillance, privacy, forgetting, polarization and encounters, as well as the social issues that I find troubling.

To all who have come here today, I hope you have a great visit, enjoy and connect with the art that has been with me throughout the course of my life. Warm regards!

Clients_

Awards and Nominations_

Selected for the São Paulo Cultural Center (CCSP) Exhibition Program + -

2018 – São Paulo, Brazil

Curators: Agnaldo Farias, Lizette Lagnado e Luiza Proença

Nominated for Best Photography Book of the Year by IMS / ZUM Magazine + -

2017 – São Paulo, Brazil

Curator: Rosely Nakagawa

Winner of the Brazil Photography Award + -

2016 – São Paulo, Brazil

Curators: Ronaldo Entler, Ana Maria Beluzzo, Cristiano Mascaro, Cildo Oliveira e Lucia Py

Finalist of the XIII Conrado Wessel Foundation Award for Photography + -

2015 – São Paulo, Brazil

Curators: Rúbens Fernandes, Daigo Oliva, Gilvan Barreto e Ronaldo Entler

Finalist of the XII Conrado Wessel Foundation Award for Photography + -

2014 – São Paulo, Brazil

Curators: Rúbens Fernandes, Helouise Costa, Cláudia Sanz, Mariano Klautau, Pedro David e Ronaldo Entler

Portfolio Reading Scholarship for Houston Fotofest + -

2014 – Houston, USA

Curators: Ricardo Resende, Eder Chiodetto, Rúbens Fernandes, Iatã Cannabrava e Claudi Carreras

Nomination for the Descubrimientos PHoto España Award + -

2013 – Madrid, Spain

Curator: Emily Adams

Abril Journalism Photographic Award in Behavior Category + -

2005 – São Paulo, Brazil

Acquisition Award of the 14th National Art Salon of Itajaí + -

2018 – Itajaí (SC), Brazil

Curator: Célia Barros

Winner of the I Gávea Photography Award + -

2016 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Curators: Mariano Klautau, Diógenes Moura, Flávia Pedras, Isabel Amado e Ana Stewart

Nomination for the Descubrimientos PHoto España Award + -

2015 – Madrid, Spain

Curator: Emily Adams

Finalist at the 39th Contemporary Art Salon of Ribeirão Preto Nacional + -

2014 – Ribeirão Preto, Brazil

Curators: Gilberto Mariotti, João Loureiro, Nilton Campos e Rejane Cintrão

Finalist of the V Daily Contemporary Photography Award + -

2014 – Belém, Brazil

Curators: Mariano Klautau. Rúbens Fernandes e Alexandre Santos

Nomination for the PHoto España Transatlántica Award AECID + -

2013 – São Paulo, Brazil

Curators: Eder Chiodetto, Thyago Nogueira, Paul Wombell

Bronze Lion Cannes International Advertising Festival + -

2009 – Cannes, France

Art Exhibitions_

Constructed Landscapes – Oscar Niemeyer Museum + -

2018 – Curitiba, Brazil

Curator: Agnaldo Farias

Utopic Urbanism - Gávea Gallery + -

2018 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Curator: Leno Veras

Antilogies – São Paulo State Art Gallery (Pinacoteca) + -

2017 – São Paulo, Brasil

Curator: Mariano Klautau Filho

Caixa Biennial New Artists + -

2015 – São Paulo, Brasil

Curator: Rosemeire Odahara Graça

39th Contemporary National Art Salon of Ribeirão Preto + -

2014 – Ribeirão Preto, Brazil

Curators: Gilberto Mariotti, João Loureiro, Nilton Campos e Rejane Cintrão

Latent Element - Sesc Santana + -

2014 – São Paulo, Brazil

Curator: Emily Adams

Post-landscape - Art Londrina UEL + -

2013 – Londrina, Brazil

Curators: Ricardo Resende e Danillo Villa

15th Photography Week in Ribeirão Preto + -

2012 – Ribeirão Preto, Brazil

Curators: Paulo Myiada, Ricardo Resende e Nilton Campos

Selected for the Exhibition Program Museum of Art of Ribeirão Preto (MARP) + -

2004 – Ribeirão Preto, Brazil

Curator: Nílton Campos

3rd Floor School - ``All Photos from the Third Floor`` + -

1999 – São Paulo, Brazil

Curator: Eduardo Brandão

28th Edition of the São Paulo Cultural Center Exhibition Program - CCSP + -

2018 – São Paulo, Brazil

Curators: Agnaldo Farias, Lisette Lagnado, Luíza Proença

14th National Art Salon of Itajaí + -

2018 – Itajaí (SC), Brazil

Curator: Célia Barros

Brazil Photography Award (Porto Seguro) + -

2015 – São Paulo Brasil

Curators: Ronaldo Entler, Ana Maria Beluzzo, Cristiano Mascaro, Cildo Oliveira e Lucia Py

VIII Porto Alegre International Photography Festival + -

2015 – Porto Alegre, Brasil

Curator: Carlos Carvalho

V Daily Contemporary Photography Award + -

2014 – Belém, Brazil

Curators: Mariano Klautau. Rúbens Fernandes e Alexandre Santos

Latent Element - Casa das Américas PHoto España + -

2014 – Madrid, Spain

Curator: Emily Adams

While Time - Oswald de Andrade Cultural Workshop + -

2012 – São Paulo, Brasil

Curator: Galciane Neves

The Image of The Sound: Chico Buarque at the Imperial Palace + -

2000 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Public And Private Collections_

São Paulo State Art Gallery (Pinacoteca) + -

São Paulo, Brazil

Itajaí Cultural Foundation + -

Santa Catarina, Brazil

Oscar Niemeyer Museum - MON + -

Paraná, Brazil

Brazil Photography Award Collection (Porto Seguro) + -

São Paulo, Brazil

Welcome!
I wish you a great visit and hope you enjoy and connect with the images and projects that have been accompanying me throughout my life trajectory. Take care!