Although being of Portuguese origin, the country, its society as
well as its culture and values used to be practically unknown to me
for most part of my life.
As I, however, wanted to understand my
heritage, I could not resist exploring my homeland to get a more
personal perception of 'my' community, which has also become an
integral part of Luxembourg, my second home.
Going back to my
hometown in 2016, I only intended to take pictures of landscapes and
interiors - however, during the process it felt like a natural
progression to also portray people as this seemed to give my
collection a more personal and elaborate touch.
Capturing a moment in
a person's life can be very powerful as a picture paints a thousand
words: a subtle hand gesture, a facial expression or a certain look
in a person's eyes is what fascinated me because the slightest
movement can alter the meaning of a picture. 'Orgulho' means pride
and this is exactly what I saw in those people's eyes: they have so
little, yet so much and therefore I can say that they are my biggest
'This is where my roots are, this is where I was
born: Sanfins - Portugal'