My life is a journey of discoveries; curiosity and creativity have always been my highlights.
My camera and I entered different worlds, explored different cultures and self.
Most of my photos come from living and experiencing life around the world, and my job as a travel guide in Europe, the Americas, Africa, Australia, New Zealand and Asia.
I developed a great interest in Photography at a tender age and grew up in different countries and with different cultures. I always longed to observe what was on the other side of my traditional world and to experiment with the new.
In my youth, I spent a lot of time in the darkroom conquering different formats, papers and material.
My other passion, travel, harmonizes perfectly with photography.
I take the time to SEE and FEEL while living in or exploring places, transmitting their culture, understanding their language, immersing into their surroundings and listening to their people, and learning from their life.
My photography is a reflection of my mindsight, my dreams and my hopes, my fears and fights, and my impressions of this world.
Awards and Publications
London Photo festival 2015, Abstract/ Fine Art, finalist
1000for1 The Human World 2018 , travel photography -shortlisted
ANZANG, 2014 Nature: Landscape –shortlisted and part of exhibition on tour
Blipoint photo contest, Doors and windows 2017- Second
Exhibitions without walls: Best in competition (2012) and Honourable mention (2 photos) www.exhibitionswithoutwalls.com/man-made
HIPA awards 2012, cultural Reflections, Portfolio and Honourable Mension
www.see.me Exposure 2011 mention and Book exhibition feature
International Loupe Awards 2012, Bronze Award (people and portrait –Medium Format Fine Art)
Travel Photographer of the Year 2012, highly commended
www.2008culturas.com 2008, Spain – shortlisted
www.revista-foto.es feature 2008
www.lafabrica.com (Room magazine 4) 2007
Ilford Photo, Black and white film, student competition finalist 1995
Menier Gallery 2017 solo exhibition
Embaxaida, Lisbon joint exhibition 2015
The Alexandra, one night only exhibition -London 30 November 2012
Royal Marsden Hospital Charity Fundraising day -Surrey, UK 17 December 2008
Yoga Eco Centre – Madrid, Spain September 2008
Casa Asia – Barcelona, January 2007
Robin Smith Day Centre, Royal United Hospital – Bath, UK 2005
Art Academy of Nanjing Normal University –Nanjing, China December 2004
Fifty One Photography Gallery (Belgian Nomads) – Antwerpen, Belgim April-June 2003
Nice Chinese Photography Festival – Nice, France 2001
Weybridge Library Hall (part of the Local Artists) – Surrey, UK October 2000
Magnum course, Professional Practice, Intensive May 2012
Casa Encendida ; Adobe Advanced courses 2008 (Certificate)
London College of Printing 94-95 Graphic Design Modular courses
University of West London, BA Hns. Media: Graphic Design and Photography grad 94
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“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.”
“There is only you and your camera. The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are.”
“Great photography is about depth of feeling, not depth of field.”
“Black and white are the colors of photography. They symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is subjected.”