So who exactly am I?
I'm a global citizen.
Six months after being born in Recife, Brazil, my family and I moved to the United States, where we spent 8 years in the state of Florida. At the age of 9, we moved to the UAE, where I witnessed the boom of the Arabian Gulf's fastest-growing economy and experienced Middle Eastern culture for the first time. The first three years of high school found me in Portugal, the land of my ancestors, where I strengthened my native tongue and developed my appreciation for business and art in one of Europe's most picturesque old cities. Finally, I spent my senior year in Caracas Venezuela, mere months after the death of Hugo Chavez, a period of time in which the worsening political, social, and economic climate clashed with the gorgeous landscapes and rich culture the country had to offer. My nomadic upbringing taught me to capture the unique essence of each city, its streets, and the people that call it home.
I'm a college student.
I'm currently studying International Business and Spanish for the Professions at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As a Robertson Scholar, I also take classes at Duke University. But, like any other college student, when I'm not studying I'm hanging out with friends and taking tons of pictures of those lovable misfits.
I'm a street photographer.
If you haven't guessed already, I love photography, and street is my favorite medium. In my opinion, there is no better way to get to know a city by slinging a rangefinder around your neck and hitting the streets. From candid portraiture to still life to architecture, city streets provide a plethora of opportunities to tell stories about the people that inhabit them.