A long time ago I met a kind stranger who believed in my work as a photographer. He was probably the first one, even before my family and friends! My first exposition was in his art gallery! The Stranger became a friend. But many years have passed since we last emailed each other. Today his son reached me to tell me that he have passed away a few months back. It braked my hearth, as I suddenly remember how important that men's opinion was important for my career choices. His son also told that my kind friend was still following my photography, and here are his words: "He took pride in the fact that he knew you and encouraged you to pursue your passion. That's what he told me. He believed in you and I thought you should know. " Could not hold the tears. Can not express how this friend was game-changing for me. Who knows if I would be photographing now.... Anyway, here is a photo of mine that he liked (also my first favorite...) Rest in peace my kind Mike. Thank you and you also shall live trough my work. "Carmen" 2009, Barcelona
Momento capturado durante minha primeira visita a Seicheles, no Oceano Índico em 2009.
The Amazon Rambo!
Visita a tribo Boras, arredores de Pevas,Peru.
Savu Island, Indonesia "...we are greeted by the local villagers on horseback prancing around in there magnificent traditional clothing..." -Mark Watson
Lamalerap Village is known by its fearless whale hunters, throwing spears from their boats in order to feed their families.
In early Toraja society, family relationships were tied closely to social class. There were three strata: nobles, commoners, and slaves
A Greenlandic fisherman working in his net in Ilulissat.
A beautiful reception in The isolated Tuam Island, Papua New Guinea.
Another incredible performance blessed by the rain at the village in Garove Island! Magical day it was!
Another shot from Garove village, which is situated inside of a caldera of an extinct volcano. A sing sing reception from the local islanders, full of colors and sounds. Papua New Guinea, a land like no other.
Another shot of the Baining Fire Dance in the country side of Rabaul, Papua New Guinea! A lot going on with in this shot but the funny story behind this shot is: do you see those two pieces of fire wood in the air? It landed right on my lap! Minor burns in my leg and a shorts full of holes!! Good times....
The Baining Fire Dance left me speechless. What a privilege to be able to see this magical tradition in Rabaul a few nights ago. Very challenging photography, but I am quite happy with the results. Here is one of my favorites!
The hard reality of those Indonesian man who take sulfur from the crater, only to bring it down all the way to the base of the volcano in Tanjung Wangi.