I am a Brazilian-American photographer based in New York and Miami. My work focuses on different cultures, environmental issues, and social change. I believe in the power of photography to change lives. What most fascinates me as a photographer is to have the power to show people something they've never seen before for the first time. I often find these things in life's simple moments.
The way I capture photos represents the way how I was raised, learning to respect nature and its magnitude. Being raised in this environment gave me the power to see life in a different way, and it empowered my photography with the beauty of simplicity.
The art of capturing moments has the power to transport people to a different place and time. It's about bringing the unknown to those who could not be part of that specific time in space.
"In the end we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand; and we will understand only what we are taught." - Senegalese environmentalist Baba Dioum