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.

Click here to read an interview about my work

Click here to see a series of photos I recently made for Then There Was Us.

The first photos I ever took, aged 5, in 2000.

“To take a photograph is to participate in another person's mortality, vulnerability, mutability. Precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to time's relentless melt.”- Susan Sontag