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Porto, Portugal Photographed on Film

Location: Porto, Portugal
Date: March 21-30, 2022
Film Stock: Ektar 100, Portra 800


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4 tips on how to pose males who are not models

Hey guys, The other week I went out with my friend Alexandre to take some portraits. It came to my attention that people have a harder time directing and posing males than they do females. Why? Well It could be for a few reasons.

3 AM Night Photography in Lajes do Pico, Azores | Sigma 35mm F1.4 Lens

Hey guys, I hope you’re well. Down below are photos I took a few weeks ago wandering around Lajes do Pico at the quietest hours of the night. All shots were taken with the Canon 6D and Sigma 35mm F1.4 lens. Check out the video to see my general process while going about taking these … Continue reading 3 AM Night Photography in Lajes do Pico, Azores | Sigma 35mm F1.4 Lens

4 tips on how to pose males who are not models

Hey guys,

The other week I went out with my friend Alexandre to take some portraits. It came to my attention that people have a harder time directing and posing males than they do females.

Why?

Well It could be for a few reasons.

Continue reading 4 tips on how to pose males who are not models

3 AM Night Photography in Lajes do Pico, Azores | Sigma 35mm F1.4 Lens

Hey guys, I hope you’re well.

Down below are photos I took a few weeks ago wandering around Lajes do Pico at the quietest hours of the night. All shots were taken with the Canon 6D and Sigma 35mm F1.4 lens.

Check out the video to see my general process while going about taking these images, my thinking, and how to photograph a place with minimal light source.

Continue reading 3 AM Night Photography in Lajes do Pico, Azores | Sigma 35mm F1.4 Lens

Bar Boa Vista: Summer Evening of Great Music, Friends, & Jaw-Dropping Sunset in the Azores

Bar Boa Vista is a public pool area with an onsite bar/cafe in Ribeiras, Santa Cruz (Ilha do Pico, Azores.)

The other week Bar Boa Vista invited a local band, a great group of friends, to put on a concert. When I arrived people were still piling in and by sunset everyone in the audience was awaiting for the show to begin.

The night was truly special and a complete success for “Maraus.”

Pictured below are moments before, during, and after the concert.

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Summer Pictures from Pico Island (July 15- August 15, 2021)

Thank you so much for stopping by (:

Here is a collection of photos I’ve taken since arriving in Pico.

It’s already been more than a month here on the island and I’m grateful for my family & friends for making my time memorable.

This place was the catalyst for taking up photography, starting this website/blog and learning how to express myself creatively. Its a great pleasure to share these photos with you guys and hopefully inspire you to come visit one day.



Let me know your thoughts in the comments below, and don’t forget to like & share with your friends!

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Ilford400 B&W Film Selects

Hey guys, I hope you’re well (:

These pictures were taken between January- May (2021)

Big thank you to Kerry’s Warwick Photo lab for developing these images.

I haven’t experimented with many black & white film stocks since picking up film photography. Infact, besides digital edits, I don’t have much practice with b&w photography in general. One thing I noticed was how I was more concerned with different shades rather than color. This simple adjustment changed how I looked through the viewfinder.

There’s something to learn from exclusively shooting in b&w and it makes me excited that I’m just beginning to pick it up!

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Photowalk Therapy Part 3: Delaying Instant Gratification with Film Photography in Pawtucket, Rhode Island

Hey guys, how are you doing?

It’s been a while since I last updated my blog.

This is partly because I’m a chronic procrastinator and part- no wait. That’s it.

I’ve just been procrastinating.

Continue reading Photowalk Therapy Part 3: Delaying Instant Gratification with Film Photography in Pawtucket, Rhode Island

Becoming a Dual citizen was much harder than I originally thought…

Hey guys, quick update.

Back in February of last year I posted an article called, Obtaining Dual Citizenship: How to Become a Portuguese Citizen through Parents. I wrote this after handing over all the necessary documents and fees the Consulate requested. I was told, “congratulations you’re officially a Portuguese citizen!”

I walked out of there uneasy about not having anything physical to show for it, but I thought, “Hey, I’m in the ‘system.'”

Whatever that means.

I was told that when I got back to the Azores I could go to the respected office and print the citizens card out, so It wasn’t a big deal that I didn’t have it In my hands.

But then COVID happened.

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Photowalk Therapy Part 2: Pawtucket, RI

Therapeutic Photography concerns the individual’s creative process through and through.

It’s about presence, process and a good time. You don’t need a therapist, or an expensive camera, you don’t even need a so called “inspiring” place to take pictures.

Who you are and where you are is good enough.

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Photowalk Therapy Part 1: Bristol, RI

Bristol, RI (2021)

On how photography can be used as therapy…

Art aims to capture and express the human condition from infinite perspectives.

Photography, like all other artistic forms, contributes to that aim everyday and plays a fundamental role in forming how we perceive ourselves and the world around us. When used as a therapeutic practice, photography introduces presence, or what you could call mindfulness, awareness, and self-expression.

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Street Photography in Newport,RI using a 50mm Lens.

The other week I took to the streets of Newport, RI with a 50mm lens. The following images are scenes I captured throughout the day with no particular plan, intention, or subject. Many of my photowalks I consider to be improvisational exercises that help me notice beauty and meaning in the everyday, ordinary world.

Photos taken March 14, 2021

Newport, Rhode Island

Canon 6Dwith 50mm f1.8

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