I am currently a PhD student at the Production Engineering Program (COPPE) at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), researching the general audiovisual and immersive and interactive media production, whilst web2 transitions to web3 / Metaverse.
I hold a masters degree on Creative Media at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, exploring immersive and interactive narratives, making use of 360 videos, virtual and augmented reality and spatial audio as powerful tools to tell stories and entertain.
As a photographer and videomaker I have covered, over the past 20 years, subjects ranging from development to identity issues and current affairs, through assignments for the international media, NGOs and various commercial organisations.
I am part of the network of international photographers collaborating with London-based Panos Pictures.
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 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 Communication (former LCP).
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.
Between 2010 and 2014, I photographed all the 12 arenas of the World Cup Brazil 2014 under construction, including the production of exclusive spherical panoramas of all of them.
For more about video production, please refer to Zuppa Filmes, the production company I run with Andrea Testoni.