I was born and raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil, where I got a degree in engineering, but switched to photography in 1997 as I engaged in a 15-month long overland journey across Asia. Since then I have travelled and photographed intensively around the globe, telling stories through my photos and texts and, more recently, through video as well.
In 2000 I moved to London, where I lived and worked for 8 years and studied photojournalism and documentary photography at the London College of Communications.
For my personal projects, I am often interested about subjects dealing with cultural identity and development, to name just a couple. But I have covered all sorts of subjects over the past 15 years through various assignments for the main British and international media, NGOs and various organisations.
My clients include The Guardian, The Sunday Times Magazine, The Telegraph Magazine, The Financial Times Magazine, Monocle Magazine, the BBC, Le Monde, L’Express Magazine, Liberation, VSD, Pelerin, Dagens Nyheter, Politiken, Newsweek, Save The Children, ActionAid, Christian Aid, Fairtrade Foundation, Oxfam, Comic Relief and UNESCO.
I am part of the network of international photographers collaborating with London-based Panos Pictures.
I am based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, since 2009 and I am available for international assignments such as reportage, NGO, portraiture and commercial photography and video, in Brazil or elsewhere in Latin America.