I was born in Rio de Janeiro - Brazil in 1961 - I lived in Switzerland for 6 years before moving to Scandinavia, where I live today since 1990 in Copenhagen. Photography happened for me when I was still very young and felt the urge to register events, people and my surroundings, specially those very close to me. It was such a luxury feeling to be able to afford the cheapest camera at the time, and spend my savings to develop my films. Living in a very unpredictable and at times dangerous city like Rio, everything went so fast, and sometimes it was good to stop the time and freeze the moment. It felt so good. So many years later, I am happy to see people who no longer are there, places I have visited, moments we have spent together and remember that exact feeling and be transported back in time. I have always had a camera with me, but not before recent years I realized that photography can do much more than just recording the present time in a so called "snapshot". Then it startet to become complicated and at the same time very exciting to discover what possibilities and opportunities I have to create images that are beautiful, meaningful and well composed. I guess, if one can achieve that, then we are talking about the art of photography. There are still a lot to learn. I enjoy the time I spend with my camera, my ideas and the world around me.