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Jun 16 2024 22:43:41

Master in Communication and Multimedia

and this. and some other stuff might happen too.


Jun 16 2024 22:41:20

Master in Communication and Multimedia

So this happened.


May 15 2024 15:14:24


Negative Positive

Because it's 2024, there's no reason not to use ubiquitous computing to make contact sheets in real time, not least so as not to waste photo paper - which is expensive. So I spent a weekend making an iOS app that inverts the negative to positive in real time - with the option to save the positive image - thus allowing a pre-selection of the most interesting photos.


May 05 2024 15:08:58

Aerial Plant (2024) Seixal

2024 Plantas Aereas


May 04 2024 19:01:21

Tejo em manhã de neblina (2024)

2024 Tejo Em Manha De Neblina


Apr 28 2024 13:30:14

Rua da Junqueira, Belém, Lisboa (2024)

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Apr 28 2024 13:26:19

And so it begins (re-begins?). After getting the darkroom lab in Lusíada into shape, time to do it on my own studio. These are the first results.

Travessa dos Algarves, Belém, Lisboa (2024)

(Travessa dos Algarves, Belém, Lisboa (2024))


Jan 24 2024 22:47:32

2013 Cverde

(cape verde - 2013)


Jan 21 2024 15:34:53

2009 Costa

(costa da caparica - 2009)


Jan 19 2024 09:04:01

2022 Cabo Espichel

(cabo espichel - 2022)


Jan 18 2024 11:54:34

2017 Costa1

(costa da caparica - 2017)


Jan 17 2024 09:41:51

2017 Porto Brandao Small

(porto brandão - 2017)


Jan 16 2024 23:13:03


(beira baixa - 2007)

now that i stopped being a photography teacher - until they dragged me into it again - i can dedicate myself to photography itself, but in a slightly different way. it's been decided that i'll go back to film and print - 35mm to pick up where i left off, but what i really want to do is 6x7. only in black and white because, curiously, i see better in black and white - i think it's because i'm a nocturnal person. i see more and see better. and no it is not a new year resolution.