I have been shooting big wave surfing and action shots for more than a decade. I was born in Brazil. From a very young age I was transfixed by the ocean and waves. I majored in architecture at college; afterwards I travelled the world taking photos as my hobby and surfing as much as I could.
While I was working as an architect in Brazil I realized that sitting at a desk, designing buildings was not something I wanted to do for the rest of my life. I felt like I was wasting my days, so I quit my job and put my mind to cultivating my career incorporating my two passions, photography and surfing.
I live in Los Angeles where I can catch a quick flight to most places – most of the time it’s last minute to catch the swells – and where I can surf year round.