Luis Mileu was born in Estremoz, Portugal in 1972.
He studied in Lisbon where he graduated in graphic design at IADE-U Institute of Art, becoming more interested in photography in the following years. During the 2000s, Luis started documenting the streets characters in Lisbon - an ongoing project which he still works on today.
In 2009 he traveled to Cuba and developed his first personal project - a street shooting approach to portraiture. Most of his work is an emotional journey through street characters.
“Close is not enough, you need to go deeper.”
His photography work has been exhibited in Lisbon, Shadow Dancers - Loja das Maquetes (2010), Project 2 Faces - Cinema S Jorge (2011), Boa Vista - Palácio Quintela, (2014) and Brooklyn NY, Photoville (2015) Festival Silêncio (2016).
He lives and works, most of the time, in Lisbon.
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