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2005 I couldn't precisely tell when I was first drawn to photography. I remember following my dad, an art director, on shooting assignments, and being amazed by the magical connection between people and the guy holding the camera. Not the models, but the photographer was the center of attention. I wanted to be that guy. I wanted to see the world with my own bias. I wanted to make the world look like the way I was envisioning it.

I attended Film School at the Universidade Federal Fluminense, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. But after four years I dropped out to go on a surf trip to California. From there I ended up in Hawai’i. I'm not sure how it happened, because it wasn't quite the plan. But I was young and the travel bug was very alive in me.

After a few years I enrolled at the University of Hawai’i pursuing a bachelor in journalism. Documenting is not an easy task, and a picture can surely speak for a thousand words. Once again I was drawn to photography.

Hawaii, my home since 1991, is a special place for marrying couples. Thousands of couples come to Hawai’i every year just to get married. I started realizing that my photography skills matched the current trend in wedding photography. Everybody wants the formal pictures. But those pictures, although necessary, are the same on every album. My film school background and photojournalism experience gave me an edge on candid photography. The ability to seize the moment is the trend today that sets some wedding photographers apart.

Take your time to carefully appreciate my work. Make yourself at home, brew a cup of coffee and pretend you're in an art gallery. Because that's how you'll feel when you enjoy this site. Make sure to leave a message at the end.

And if you're getting married in Hawai’i, send me an email or drop me a line.

Until then, aloha from paradise.
   
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Quotations from people who have influenced who I am.

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"Art and nothing but art! It is the great means of making life possible, the great seduction to life, the great stimulant of life".

Nietzsche - The Will to Power

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"One cup of coffee, and then I go...."

Bob Marley and The Wailers - One cup of coffee

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"That the artist places a higher value on apperance than on reality contstitutes no objection to this proposition. For appearance here signifies reality once more, only selected, strengthened, corrected..."

Nietzsche - Twilight of the Idols

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"Don't open that door" she said. "The hallway is full of difficult dreams." And I asked her: "How do you know?" And she told me: "Because I was there a moment ago and I had to come back when I discovered I was sleeping on my heart."

Gabriel García Márquez - Eyes of a Blue Dog

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"Then I bought my bus ticket to Pittsburgh. I didn't have enough money to go all the way to New York. I figured to worry about that when I got to Pittsburgh."

Jack Kerouac - On the Road

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"Man is absolutely not the crown of creation. Every creature stands beside him at the same stage of perfection..."

Nietzsche - The Anti-Christ

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"In going where you have to go, and doing what you have to do, and seeing what you have to see, you dull and blunt the instrument you write with. But I would rather have it bent and dull and know I had to put it on the grindstone again and hammer it into shape and put a whetstone to it, and know that I had something to write about, than to have it bright and shining and nothing to say, or smooth and well-oiled in the closet, but unused."

Ernest Hemingway, 1938

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"Look up at the sky. Ask yourselves: Is it yes or no? Has the sheep eaten the flower? And you will see how everything changes... And no grown-up will ever understand that this is a matter of so much importance!"

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry - The Little Prince

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"Those who lives are fruitful to themselves, to their friends, or to the world are inspired by hope and sustained by joy: they see in imagination the things that might be and the way in which they are to be brought into existence. In their private relations they are not pre-occupied with anxiety lest they should lose such affection and respect as they receive: they are engaged in giving affection and respect freely, and the reward comes of itself without their seeking. In their work they are not haunted by jealousy of competitors, but are concerned with the actual matter that has to be done. In politiccs, they do not spend time and passion defending unjust privileges of their class or nation, but they aim at making the world as a whole happier, less cruel, less full of conflict between rival greeds, and more full of human beings whose growth has not been dwarfed and stunted by oppression."

Bertrand Russel - Proposed Roads to Freedom - Anarchy, Socialism and Syndicalism

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"Yet it would be tragic if those who are fortunate enough to live in the advanced societies of the West were to forget or abandon the hope that our world can be transformed to "a world in which the creative spirit is alive, in which life is an adventure full of hope and joy, based rather upon the impulse to construct than upon the desire to retain what we possess or to seize what is possessed by others."

Noam Chomsky quoting Bertrand Russel - Problems of Knowledge and Freedom

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"Today I went surfing, and that was my job."

Kelly Slater, eight times surfing world champion

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"Today I went shooting, and that was my job."

Me, just a nobody trying to stay that way...