I was fortunate enough to be born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, a city that shows no mercy and holds no illusions (except during carnival when it’s all about masquerading reality). Growing up there allowed me to witness the worst and the best of our species. I have travelled extensively to understand the illusions that entrap, limit and at the same time define us as early 21st century humans, and hopefully my work portraits a little bit of that. I have to admit I am a little bit embarrassed about being human but I am also hopeful: I am one of those romantic people who still believes in mankind. I believe that we can redeem ourselves, and start living with respect and dignity regardless of race, nationality or any other imposed separation. My mission is to help us achieve emancipation by changing the way people see the world and their relationship with others. Photography just happened to be they way I chose to achieve that. Although I pay my bills with commercial photography & videography work, my true passion is in social documentary and at the moment I am working on transitioning to being a full time social documentarist. I am also very grateful to be alive in such decisive times and I love meeting and working with people and organizations that are also working towards the same goals. So if what I said resonates with your own mission please do get in touch.