Although I have been studying in Germany for the last 4 and a half years, I am originally Brazilian, from Rio de Janeiro. I have been photographing for around 15-20 years, but it was only after coming to Germany that I could really start photographing seriously. Brazil is simply too dangerous for one to walk around carrying a camera around one's neck.
The photographers I admire most are Cartier-Bresson, Marc Riboud and Vivien Maier. That's why I photograph more often than not in black and white, generally with a 35mm film camera. I put a lot of effort into creating images with perfect composition, often with lots of symmetry, but it is equally important to me to create images with humor, which is much harder to do. Most of all, I do my best to emulate the look that great photographers from the 50s, 60s and 70s imparted to their images.