2011 project ( November to December )

I decided to try something different and, after moving to London, I bought a disposable camera and started to photograph bits and pieces of daily life. It’s been interesting to use one of these cameras, especially me being so used to the weight and ‘complexity’ of the digital SRL. It’s literally to point and shoot and there isn’t a pressure to be aesthetically perfect – well, beauty also lies in imperfection. I do like that blurry and grainy aspect so characteristic of film, there’s a certain nostalgia to it; and I definitely enjoy the idea of being able to easily document all of those details and moments I wouldn’t usually photograph.

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And so 2011 came to an end!

I never intended to take pretty pictures for this project or even to take a photo every single day.

What I wanted was to take photos of those small details of life, something that represents an entire moment/story. And I did it whenever I felt like taking a photo. The disposable camera ended up giving me a certain sense of freedom, something I don’t feel when I photograph with my DSLR; it really became easy to document one year of my life in such an inspiring city like London – and also in the aery Porto.  What a fantastic year it was!

wine tasting

ghostly Porto

nearly forgotten university, where I spent 3 years studying

beautiful aerial view of my cradle
the team of another fun photoshoot

I only took this photo because of the the gingerbread man

mulled wine in Winter Wonderland
Joris
meanwhile at the photography studio…
more free tickets, this time to see The Horrors. Sandra got first row!
Oxygen Christmas Party
evening falls at Somerset House
we finally got to spend NY’s eve in London by the Thames, celebrating with champagne and in a Portuguese style; the 12 raisins which will grant us 12 wishes. I think this is when the film got ruined by the rain…  nevertheless, Happy New Year!
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2011 project ( October to November )

I decided to try something different and, after moving to London, I bought a disposable camera and started to photograph bits and pieces of daily life. It’s been interesting to use one of these cameras, especially me being so used to the weight and ‘complexity’ of the digital SRL. It’s literally to point and shoot and there isn’t a pressure to be aesthetically perfect – well, beauty also lies in imperfection. I do like that blurry and grainy aspect so characteristic of film, there’s a certain nostalgia to it; and I definitely enjoy the idea of being able to easily document all of those details and moments I wouldn’t usually photograph.

Vanessa in London.

the day when Steve Jobs died. scene outside a London Apple store.
one of the most enjoyable photo shoots I have done to date.
Kelly at the 1883 magazine launch party

the lovely Chris.
another fantastic team I've worked with.
what are you plotting, Aaron?
Izzy getting ready for Incubus gig at Alexandra Palace.

James vs L. da Vinci

to be continued...

2011 project ( last days of August to first days of October )

I decided to try something different and, after moving to London, I bought a disposable camera and started to photograph bits and pieces of daily life. It’s been interesting to use one of these cameras, especially me being so used to the weight and ‘complexity’ of the digital SRL. It’s literally to point and shoot and there isn’t a pressure to be aesthetically perfect – well, beauty also lies in imperfection. I do like that blurry and grainy aspect so characteristic of film, there’s a certain nostalgia to it; and I definitely enjoy the idea of being able to easily document all of those details and moments I wouldn’t usually photograph.

Notting Hill carnival

free tickets to see Kasabian live at Koko.

birthday day and the best gift: Brian May guest appearance on stage to play guitar.

late birthday and 3 years in England celebrations.
a portrait of Danielle, one of the most interesting people I've met this year.

my Vanessa comes to visit. (#photobomb)

2011 project ( July to August )

I decided to try something different and, after moving to London, I bought a disposable camera and started to photograph bits and pieces of daily life. It’s been interesting to use one of these cameras, especially me being so used to the weight and ‘complexity’ of the digital SRL. It’s literally to point and shoot and there isn’t a pressure to be aesthetically perfect – well, beauty also lies in imperfection. I do like that blurry and grainy aspect so characteristic of film, there’s a certain nostalgia to it; and I definitely enjoy the idea of being able to easily document all of those details and moments I wouldn’t usually photograph.

remains of Spring

Martina at the museum

overexposed
and the last photo

2011 project ( July )

I decided to try something different and, after moving to London, I bought a disposable camera and started to photograph bits and pieces of daily life. It’s been interesting to use one of these cameras, especially me being so used to the weight and ‘complexity’ of the digital SRL. It’s literally to point and shoot and there isn’t a pressure to be aesthetically perfect – well, beauty also lies in imperfection. I do like that blurry and grainy aspect so characteristic of film, there’s a certain nostalgia to it; and I definitely enjoy the idea of being able to easily document all of those details and moments I wouldn’t usually photograph.

–  and eventually I continued this project during the 3 weeks I have spent away in Portugal.

follow the water canals, they will show you the wonders of the sleeping city.
follow the streets, they will show you the wonders of the awaking city.
the silent garden.

the silent paradise.

through the old streets.

a portrait of Flávia.

impressionism of the quiet moments.

last days of a festival.
a portrait of Ana.

my little spot by the sea.
semi-portrait of my dad.

a portrait of Débora.
I dislike goodbyes...

2011 project ( April to June )

I decided to try something different and, after moving to London, I bought a disposable camera and started to photograph bits and pieces of daily life. It’s been interesting to use one of these cameras, especially me being so used to the weight and ‘complexity’ of the digital SRL. It’s literally to point and shoot and there isn’t a pressure to be aesthetically perfect – well, beauty also lies in imperfection. I do like that blurry and grainy aspect so characteristic of film, there’s a certain nostalgia to it; and I definitely enjoy the idea of being able to easily document all of those details and moments I wouldn’t usually photograph.

frozen yogurt in Soho and a little bit of Edgar Allan Poe
the day before the royal wedding
before a photoshoot
friendliest team to work with
the fascinating streets of London
the team for a studio photoshoot with Luca's designs
cutest pug ever, which I babysitted for a bit during the photoshoot
a 'curious fox' in central London
it was brilliant! happy times...
Luca's designs at her uni exhibition, with mine and Yeeva's photos
Kelly (who is now my new roomie) in Brick Lane
hipster lamas, a new species
Sonia at the zoo
a beautiful Komodo Dragon (I do like reptiles!)
where are all the marsupials?
a day spent at the London zoo
relaxation time
a delicious lunch in the middle of the park
Salu was 'photobombed'
a rainy barbecue...
which turned out to be an 'inside barbecue'
finishing with a photo from a funny day with Salu, which included a visit to the M&M's world

2011 project (March to April)

I decided to try something different and, after moving to London, I bought a disposable camera and started to photograph bits and pieces of daily life. It’s been interesting to use one of these cameras, especially me being so used to the weight and ‘complexity’ of the digital SRL. It’s literally to point and shoot and there isn’t a pressure to be aesthetically perfect – well, beauty also lies in imperfection. I do like that blurry and grainy aspect so characteristic of film, there’s a certain nostalgia to it; and I definitely enjoy the idea of being able to easily document all of those details and moments I wouldn’t usually photograph.

a funny day with Jordon in Oxford Street
the visitor
a walk through London with Amy
are those royal bagpipes near the Big Ben?
I have an obsession with taking photos in my garden
the housies
early start! this photo proves that I might be a workaholic
another Sunday photowalk
the landscape
Chinatown is becoming another obsession of mine
the lovely team for one of my photo shoots in Covent Garden
I finally saw the bridge open; twice in a day. they say it brings luck... or maybe not. who knows...
lookbook photoshoot team photographed as the daylight slowly faded away
Izzy comes to London
expensive galleries
Izzy vs Ice Cream. she won!
James, one of the nicest guys I know
Camden market maze
a night out with the birthday girl
it's definitely time for barbecues in the garden

January to March: click here to see the photos

2011 project (January to March)

I decided to try something different and, after moving to London, I bought a disposable camera and started to photograph bits and pieces of daily life. It’s been interesting to use one of these cameras, especially me being so used to the weight and ‘complexity’ of the digital SRL. It’s literally to point and shoot and there isn’t a pressure to be aesthetically perfect – well, beauty also lies in imperfection. I do like that blurry and grainy aspect so characteristic of film, there’s a certain nostalgia to it; and I definitely enjoy the idea of being able to easily document all of those details and moments I wouldn’t usually photograph.

outtake from the test shoot with Olivia
first dinner with the housemates @ Chinatown
ghost tube
Sunday photowalk @ the Barbican centre
a typical journey in the bus to Central London
visit to Thorpe Park - a great day
Stealth ride @ Thorpe Park - oh, the adrenaline
The Tidal Wave @ Thorpe Park - no other ride was as bad as this one, and all because of the temperature shock we suffered when we got hit by the water... twice! we definitely made a mistake by going on this ride. would I do it again? knowing myself, probably yes!
visions of summer in the garden
these months have been full of meetings, and this photo is from my latest one. it was a beautiful sunny day by the Thames, drinking mojitos. thanks to Jordon and James for the lovely company.