Maria Rebelo was born in Viseu, Portugal, in 1959. She lives and works in Wilmette, a suburb of Chicago.
Maria’s projects explore different kinds of photography, both film, digital and some alternative processes. What started as an interest about documenting family and travels, evolved into an interest for fine art photography.
Some photographers have a very distinct recognizable style, Maria, on the other hand, developed several bodies of work. Rebelo’s photographic interests lie in the beauty of the overlooked and the magic of light. She looks at our often-ignored surroundings, recording the formal qualities of lines and shapes, shadows and patterns. The delicate nature of these organic forms is enlarged and enhanced through macro photography and the subtle play of light.