Born in Lisbon, Portugal in 1995, I started photographing with my father who was a photographer, and who organized my first photography exhibition when I was 8. My father's death shortly after shaped my obsession to document life’s transience, and the traces we leave behind. I describe myself as an emotional documentarian.
From 2014 until 2018 I studied film at the London College of Communication, University of the Arts London. Having specialized in Cinematography, I fell in love with documentary filmmaking. The last documentary which I shot, Brown Boy Blue, tackled the issue of mental health in the British-Asian community of Derby. Shooting the Behind-The-Scenes of films, is for me, the perfect way to combine photography with filmmaking.
My documentary work makes me a cultural anthropologist, focusing mainly on the themes of collective memory, identity and belongingness. My recent projects include: living with German hermits, following the lives of Portuguese bullfighters and documenting religious processions in Portugal. I have been researching the pagan origin of Catholic rituals, as well as the analyzing its performative element and how it reflects the human desire to belong.