I'm a journalist and in the past 20 years I've specialized in my big personal passion: Outdoor sports. I'm a content director for Rocky Mountain Sports Content. We license Outside magazine + website in Brazil since 2005, and are also responsible for Hardcore, one of the most traditional surf titles, now online-only. Since 2011, I’ve also directed Rocky Spirit, the biggest Brazilian film festival focused on outdoor and action sports/lifestyle.
I studied a bit of photography and even worked with it while attending a journalism school at UCLA. I'm fascinated by people that can capture more than just colors with their cameras and I have developed a keen eye for great photography and cinematography in my years with Outside and Rocky Spirit Film Festival. Even after all this time, photos never cease to surprise and amaze me.
One that captures more than the plasticity and beauty of the setting, but also the emotion and feel of a moment.
Equipment/photo gear is nothing without a sensible eye and a poetic soul <3
"I love images that summon emotions beyond beauty. Nature and adventure/action sports are intrinsically beautiful; but images with soul and essence, images that bring a new way to look at things or an emotion, they are unique. These are the ones I want to share and to have around"
The international judging panel consists of 53 renowned photo editors and photo experts who will base their decisions on a mix of composition, technical superiority, creativity, impact, artistic flair, and the overall qualities of photographic excellence within that image’s category. Voting takes place in three rounds; first the finalists are chosen, then the category winners, and finally, the overall winner is selected.