In an uncompromising campaign against the mundane, I've spent over a decade capturing motion & form - in and out of water. Inspiration comes from the creative energy of movement, fluidity & the feeling of life as boundless.
London is home but I'm is originally from Portugal where I was fortunate enough to grow up by the sea. I studied Biology at Imperial College, so as a visual artist, am mostly self-taught. I actively sought out what I felt were some of the greatest image makers - great artists like Lois Greenfield and Tim Flach and learning as much as I could. There were also short stints at Central Saint Martins and learning with a great tutor (Stuart Weir) at The Photography Institute.
Water drew me to photograph and early work consisted only of editorial work underwater. The eventual fusion of water & motion occurred naturally as a result of being involved with the Performing Arts scene in the UK. Drawn to the mysterious, I unconciously started to create work that pulled away from reality and were less about what I was looking at and more about what I felt.
The Fine Art images are in public and private collections and have been recognized by juried international exhibitions and competitions. Collaborations with a range of commercial & private clients include, CHI & Partners, Egoista Magazine, Dance UK, The Balbir Singh Dance Company, AD Dance Company, Random Dance, D&B Performing Arts, The English National Ballet, the Akram Khan Dance Company, Body of People & The Nureyev Medical Foundation. I'm fluent in Portuguese, English, French and Italian and conversational in Spanish.
AWARDS & FEATURES
-Feature in Special Edition SABADO/New York Times on Ocean Conservation.
-Tel Aviv International Women Artists Exhibition
-Feature in Egoista Special December Edition
-Graphis Platinum Award for 'Ana- underwater portrait' series and Silver Award for 'Veiled' 2015 –P/Art Ibiza Group Exhibtion 'Fantasy'
–125LIVE London, Group exhibition for Innovation in Photography and Annual
–Technique Feature for Canon Professional Services on Canon 5DS Beneath the Surface Underwater Beauty shoot.
–'Into the Blue' Behind the Scenes features, Creative Review
-OneEyeland competition Bronze award for 'Fine Art' & ‘People’ categories, Finalist for ‘Advertising' & ‘Sports’ categories.
-One of three UK photographers invited to the Shanghai International Invitational Exhibition
- ‘Underwater Dance’ series.
-UK Professional Photographer of the Year - Shortlisted.
-Installation Magazine June - Feature Q&A on creative process and inspiration.
-Creative Review March edition - Technique Feature on Underwater Photography.
-Q&A with Antonia Wilson, Creative Review.
-Group Exhibition at Metal Culture, Chalkwell for Dance Photography, curated by Chris Nash.
-Group exhibition at City Hall for the Cultural Olympyiad, a collaboration with English National Ballet, curated by Chris Nash.
-Arles Salon in France summer exhibition - underwater images in multimedia installation.
-Epsom Underwater World Shootout - Finalist for the Environmental Conservation Category.
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