I developed an interest in photography after my godparents bought me my first camera for my birthday as a child. Since then, I have not separated from camera and through growing up I have changed several types of cameras. By 2007, I owned only film cameras. My preferred films were slide films Fujichrome Velvia50, Velvia100 and Kodak Ektachrome 100VS because of their colors and strong contrast. Then I bought my first digital camera, Full Frame Canon body. Since becoming professional I only use top professional lenses and photo bodies and I am not inclined to compromise when it comes to quality, whether it is equipment, print quality or access to photography. Majority of my photos are licensed from Brazil to Japan directly or through the stock agency Alamy. My works can be found in many tourist monographs, guides, journals like National Geographic and Decanter, calendars, on book covers, and as prints on many walls. I gained the most experience through many years of photographing wild landscapes, national parks, larger and smaller cities, architecture, local people, historical and cultural events and classic street photography. All this experience and knowledge gathered and developed through years of hard work I utilized for my commercial engagements of photographing villas, apartments, flats, catering and business facilities, corporate events, symposia, celebrations, anniversaries, etc.
In my approach to photography, photographic projects and engagements I am thorough and persistent and I plan my shootings in accordance with the seasons, light and weather conditions. I have a lot of experience in photo processing and before each processing I think carefully about what and how to do. Photoshop, Lightroom and similar photo editing programs I have been using for many years. In post processing I avoid too strong and oversaturated treatments. Uninformed people might think that my photos are the result of photo manipulation in one of the processing programs, but this is not the case. Of course there are color and contrast correction in my photos but nice light is primarily the result of being in the right place at the right time. To find yourself in such a situation requires a lot of planning, studying the weather and light conditions, and studying how light falls on the main motif at different times of the day. Due to all of the above, I come to the location I will photograph several times at different times of the day and seasons, looking for ideal places to place a tripod in order to get the compositions that will best convey my vision and story. With such approach, I ensure that I get the best possible "material" on the spot, which will not require artificial color addition and so often grotesquely excessive saturation and processing as we witness in the era of Photoshop and HDR, which they have nothing to do with reality and even less with art.
Although today almost all information can be found on the internet I still love and buy books and magazines. Even the best presentation on the Internet cannot be compared to a book, a photograph printed in a monograph, and even less to a printed photograph itself. That is why I pay a lot of attention, from the very beginning of photo processing, to how they will look like in print, on pc monitors, tablets or mobile phones. Instagram, Facebook and similar social networks too often hide the shortcomings of photos due to low resolutions and desperate display quality, but it is clear to experienced experts that a good part of photos people post on social networks barely exceeds the minimum quality for display on mobile phones, even less monitors, not to mention print. For me, therefore, everything is subordinated to print. If the photos are well prepared for print, then they will look great on both mobile phones and monitors. I process photos on a top professional Eizo photo processing monitor that I calibrate regularly. If you do not find a photo of the location in the gallery that interests you, for example a tourist monograph, tourist guide, internet portal, etc., enter the location or term in the search engine. If you can't find that location or term in the search engine either, feel free to send me an inquiry. It is easily possible that I have a photo and I did not have time to process it because it takes time for quality processing of each photo. I don’t like to work superficially and post “ready-made” photos that aren’t adequately processed just to fill the gallery as soon as possible. I care about quality, not quantity. That is my working principle.