After Hours

This is a series i’ve wanted to make for many years, and have made it through the mobile format on instagram for a period of time, which was a platform i used in the beginning a bit as a tool to share pictures i took in occasions with my friends, mostly for our own enjoyment, but beyond that personal friend-oriented approach when i wasn’t yet aware of the way strangers and other people have an interest in accessing my information, which i mostly thought went ignored, save by the people in those pictures, i used those platforms mostly as a method of experimenting with concepts and as a tool for experimentation, and only later, as a way to also share the places i went to, things i found interesting, and so on.

however, the act of putting this concept through the lens of a camera came only during my night walks near the house i had moved to during the covid-19 pandemic.

night walks and the stillness of life at night have always been something i was fascinated by, when i used to not be able to sleep at night and went exploring, usually when i was away from home, but sometimes while at home. i went on night walks, sometimes in the late hours, at times with my bike, in the area i grew up in, when i stayed at camping sites, when we stayed in vacation homes, in the area i lived in during my exchange, in the area i lived in during the pandemic, in the areas i visited. a city in the suburbs of lisbon, costa da caparica, lisbon, meco, a small village near coimbra, torre de moncorvo next to a cottage sorrounded by nothing else. i’ve walked in all these places, on my own at night, often late, sometimes early, when i needed movement or couldn’t sleep, when i needed fresh air.

in all these areas, whether the city, the country, camp sites, you develop a sense of observation of what is around: the sounds, the movement, the smells, the way the light falls, the paths, the houses, the people, the shops. what happens at night when no one else is there to see it is the theme of this series. you can check out the camera version of this series i made over the years, here.

Portraits

A number of portraits I’ve taken over the years (2012 to the present),

including self-portraits,

portraits of friends,

some portraits of activist and party members/sindicalists, and children.

Events

Some of the events i have taken pictures of.

the first 25th of april on the streets after the pandemic,

a children’s day event organised by the party,

live shows,

and a wedding.

Places

A number of portraits I’ve taken over the years (2012 to the present), including a few self-portraits, children, friends, and some political portraits of activist and party members/sindicalists.

TRAVEL

A number of portraits I’ve taken over the years (2012 to the present), including a few self-portraits, children, friends, and some political portraits of activist and party members/sindicalists.

flora & fauna

A number of portraits I’ve taken over the years (2012 to the present), including a few self-portraits, children, friends, and some political portraits of activist and party members/sindicalists.

landscapes

A number of portraits I’ve taken over the years (2012 to the present), including a few self-portraits, children, friends, and some political portraits of activist and party members/sindicalists.

URBAN EXPLORATION

A number of portraits I’ve taken over the years (2012 to the present), including a few self-portraits, children, friends, and some political portraits of activist and party members/sindicalists.