I was born and raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil, where I got a degree in engineering (robotics), 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 videos.
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 (former LCP).
Over the past almost 20 years, I have covered all sorts of subjects, ranging from development projects to identity issues and current affairs, through various assignments for the international media, NGOs and various commercial 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, Dagens Nyheter, Politiken, Newsweek, Save The Children, ActionAid, Christian Aid, Fairtrade Foundation, Max Havelaar, Oxfam, Comic Relief and UNESCO, to name just a few.
I am part of the network of international photographers collaborating with London-based Panos Pictures.
Since 2009 I have been based in Rio de Janeiro and I am available for assignments such as reportage, NGO, portraiture and commercial photography and video (including 360 videos), in Brazil or elsewhere in Latin America.
In the past few years I have been experimenting with 360 videos and VR, as a powerful immersive tool to tell stories and, above all, recreate realities.
Between 2010 and 2014, I shot a documentary project of all the 12 arenas of the World Cup Brazil 2014 under construction, which included exclusive spherical panoramas. These immersive images are a unique historical record of that massive enterprise, which are beautifully seen through VR headsets.