Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles The moment I took my first photo I knew this is what I want to do for the rest of my life. I think the main worry we must have when we photograph is to obtain the best images possible in the right moment, in the moment of the click. Taking pictures of strangers on the street in a way that it's obvious is a nerve-wrecking, scary job. Portugal is really different from where I have been to around the world and everything here inspires me. My photos change from "this my lifestyle" to travelling and seeing the world through my eyes. Being able to travel opened up many doors. I see many things, and it has changed my perspective of the world. So I wanted to share that with my friends and family because there are a lot of people that have never seen stuff like this. My philosophy of photographing is to just capture what you like. At the end of the day all the photos are for you. If you just try to impress people you lose sight of photography. You should only take photos for yourself because that's what you like to do. This impresses people. Always think back to why you have started photography, why you appreciate it and be yourself instead of someone else. It pushes me to continue doing things like this. Not just for people to travel but also to inspire people to do what they love. Part of the experience is that in my head there is this running monologue of justifying myself. So I spend the whole day rationalizing, explaining myself to myself. Especially because I'm doing something that, a lot of the time, makes people temporarily uncomfortable which is not my nature. In a conscious way there are a lot of questions like how do I walk through the world as a gigantic, hairy two-year-old. I think this is why my instinct is to put the camera low because the world is unbelievable from waist height. So the excitement isn't about a wild photo. The excitement is an addiction. When it works right it feels like you have superpowers, that you could distil this crazy unexpected thing from the whole mess of the world. There is this very instinctual attraction to photography because our existence, no matter how full it gets, is lonely, and short, and meaningless. Being able to present your experience as something concrete, is like 'this is my story as I saw it, this is my life as I tell it.' Witness me, validate my existence, let me be more than this fleck of dust in the air. I photograph because I love people. It's the only way I photograph. If the people didn't exist in the streets neither would my photographs. I think it is very important to like people, to understand, to respect, to listen to people, and to establish a kind of chemical relationship between the photographer and the subject of the photography. In my case it's people. That's the reason I want to give the photos I made to the people in the streets. Sometimes, I come back later, and always give the photos to the people I photographed in the streets. I think this is very human and good because they feel important, and they are. You transmit what you know, and what you've learned with the others. You only transmit when you take a photograph and show it. What you are showing is a bit of yourself. This is our way to transmit our feelings. Not only the feelings of the subject that is photographed but also the feelings of the photographer. However, the discipline that you have to have with film is lost with digital photography. I was shooting all the different kinds of cameras. It was pretty much: point, shoot, burst... Whatever. It became really boring, and my interest in photography started to die until I switched over to Leica. Everything felt genuine with Leica. In a moment where technology is all about adding features I think that uncomplicating a beautiful camera does the photographer the great favor of letting them not think about it. When I'm shooting with this camera I always look at the back on the screen if there's going to be a picture there. But there's no screen. All you have is a little knob where you scroll for your ISO. It's a visceral thrill when you're taking these photos. Because just like film, you don't know what you've got until later on. With this camera we came back to the discipline of film. It's kind of the perfect tool for this little dream bubble of a long weekend. We are an unlikely trio. We cover a very wide range of perspective and personality. It has been a brilliant chemical reaction: mixing us together. They are so different photographers. And I'm so glad because I know they did a great job here in Porto. I'm a little proud of that. I learned a lot being around these two. They're fun, they're funny. I'm happy to be able to meet them. I think the philosophy is to live life with your eyes as wide open as you can get them.