I was born in Estoril but soon left for Africa, having lived in Mozambique until I was 10 years old.
I do believe my sense of humor and joy are due to the childhood experienced in this country.
Likewise, I also owe it to my mother. My mother was an excellent photographer, excelling in creativity. She inspired me so many times.
Having returned to Portugal in the late 70s, I studied fashion design in Oporto. Although I have worked as a designer for 15 years, I never really quite enjoyed it.
I used to draw daily, and after turning 40 I decided to do what I had always wanted to do in my life: To illustrate books, newspaper articles, to paint and photograph.
Every morning I ride my motorcycle across Lisbon, open my studio's door and I am happy.