I was supposed to be a lawyer
More than 90 years ago, long before Garrett McNamara surfed the biggest wave in the world in Nazareth (Portugal), my great-grandfather already photographed those waves and knew that was something special about them.

He didn’t know how to surf (or even what surf was), but he surely knew how to take pictures. It took me more than 25 years and a law degree to realize that I would follow his passion. I didn’t get to meet him, but the way he capture reality still inspires me, finding beauty in everyday life in that typical fishing village and going outside in search for uniqueness in pictures.

Like him, I love that ‘reality’ touch, the genuine and the authentic, the spontaneous, the imperfection, the rust, the wrinkle, the signs of the passage of time (that’s why I’m not that much into studio photography, poses or carrying megawatts of lights).

Now, I’m partner and photographer at Topping Creative Studio and also work as freelancer automotive photographer. My favourite kinds of work are commercial, editorial, lifestyle and personal projects.

Interested? Give me a call or send me a message or e-mail.