"No eyes that have seen beauty ever lose their sight." Jean Toomer
"After all, the true seeing is within.” George Elliot
“Forests are like churches, hallowed places. There's a stillness about them, a sort of reverence.” Sabrina Elkins
«Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears». Edgar Allan Poe
Nasci a 11 de Novembro de 1977. Dizem que estava desertinha para ver o mundo. Houve uma grande festa, até porque o S. Martinho se celebra neste dia.
Quando me perguntavam o que queria ser quando fosse grande, as minhas respostas eram sempre inesperadas e criativas.
Tendo várias vocações e não sabendo bem por onde ir, escolhi começar por estudar "Ciências da Comunicação", uma área na qual, como peixe na água, aprendi a nadar "mariposa". Essa borboleta foi a base do meu trabalho como produtora de televisão, como relações públicas e como produtora de "sonhos". Realizei sonhos alheios mas não os meus.
Comecei a ver a luz quando me tornei fotógrafa. Quis ensinar os outros a vê-la e a comunicá-la.
Percebi que a fotografia, ao pintar com luz a escuridão, era uma ferramenta terapêutica muito forte e isso fez-me aprofundar os meus estudos em coaching, fotografia terapêutica e desenvolvimento pessoal.
Iniciei o meu caminho como facilitadora de retiros de desenvolvimento pessoal e espiritual em 2013 e intensifiquei a minha atividade de terapeuta depois de ter realizado um curso de hipnoterapia, sendo esta a ferramenta terapêutica da minha preferência... por permitir ver dentro (sub-consciente).
Pelo caminho, apaixonei-me por árvores e pela sua capacidade de resiliência e de auto-regeneração, tendo desenvolvido um projeto de intervenção ambiental totalmente dedicado à magnificência destes seres vivos.
Esta sou eu, produtora, fotógrafa, professora de fotografia, artista, facilitadora de retiros, coach e hipnoterapeuta.
Se tenho um dom, talvez seja o da VISÃO!
A beleza regenera...
I was born on 11th November 1977. It has been said that I was anxious to SEE the world. On that day, there was a big party because people were celebrating Saint Martin/São Martinho.
When I was asked what I would like to be when I grew up, my answers were always unexpected and creative.
Having several vocations and not knowing which one to choose, I decided to study Communication Sciences, an area where I felt like a fish in water, therefore, I learnt to swim “butterfly”, which was the basis of my work as a television producer, as a public relations and as a “dreams” maker. I made other people’s dreams come true, but they weren’t my dreams.
I could SEE the light when I became a photographer. I wanted to teach others to SEE it and show it.
By painting darkness with light, I realised that photography was a very strong and therapeutic tool, and it made me improve my knowledge on coaching, therapeutic photographic and personal development. Along the way, I did a masters in Applied Photography.
In 2003, I became a facilitator of personal and spiritual development retreats. I grew stronger as a therapist after doing a course on hypnotherapy, which is my favourite therapeutic tool as it allows to see the deepest inner-self (sub-consciousness).
Throughout this process, I fell in love with trees and their resiliency and self-healing. In addition, I developed a project on environmental intervention totally focused on the magnificence of these living beings.
This is me, a producer, a photographer, a photography teacher, an artist, a facilitator of retreats, a coach and a hypnotherapist.
I have got a gift, maybe it’s VISION!
AWARDS AND HIGHLIGHTS Open Show - "New faith project" - Coimbra, Portugal, 2013 (selected for presentation) Festival Encontros da Imagem - "Resilience" - Braga, Portugal, 2014 (selected for projection) TIFA - "Yin", Tokyo 2016 (honored mention) Busan Architecture & Urban Media Competition - "maximum security prison", South Korea, 2019 (certification)
ENTREPRENEURSHIP *Finalist in the EuroAwards International Contest *Selected by "Empreender" - Contest based in Setubal and hosted by AISET *FINICIA winner with the project "CriativaMente" *Participation in "Empreenda 2006" by IAPMEI *Entrepreneurship week - Open, Marinha Grande *Winner of "Empreender +" - IPL, Leiria (Coimbra/Leiria)
EXHIBITIONS Emergency and transmission - Landscape survey: Photography, Heritage and Territory in Alto Ribatejo, Collective exhibition of the master's students in photography (IPT) Art and image center, Tomar, 2013 Transcendence , collective Instalation and exhibition Curator and photographer Sta Catarina Space, Lisbon, 2017 (In Shadow International Festival) Vila Portella, Leiria, 2018 A mantle of all colours: The virgin Mary in Leiria-Fátima territory, multi-disciplinary collective exhibition Leiria Museum, Leiria, Portugal, 2017 From here to there, collective exhibition Kloster Bentlage, Rheine, Germany, 2017 Safe deposit box; from darkness to light Bank of Portugal Gallery, Leiria, Portugal, 2018 Limit, collective Instalation and exhibition Curator and photographer Communication Museum, Lisbon, 2018 (In Shadow International Festival) Painters house, Leiria, 2018 Apocalypse, M|i|mo Museum, Leiria, Portugal, 2018 Deep Skin, collective Instalation and exhibition Curator and photographer Communication Museum, Lisbon, 2018 (In Shadow International Festival) Leiria Museum, Leiria, 2018 Long Thickness, collective exhibition M|i|mo museum, Leiria, Portugal, 2019 On the left margin of the river, collective exhibition Paper Mill museum, Leiria, Portugal, 2020 We're going with God M|i|mo museum, Leiria, Portugal, 2020 Ethereal dance Blue and sea cosmos with Cristiano Justino S. Pedro de Moel, Portugal, 2021 Tree concerning Joaquim Correia Museum Marinha Grande, Portugal, 2021 Master in the lens (Curator with Cristiano Justino) Collective exhibition Joaquim Correia Museum Marinha Grande, Portugal, 2022 The color metaphor Collective exhibition Leiria Museum Leiria, Portugal, 2022 Tissue Curator and photographer Collective exhibition Leiria Museum Leiria, Portugal, 2023 Photographing words (as a writer) 3rd exhibition M|i|mo museum, Leiria, Portugal, 2023
BOOKS As a writer Incommensurable - DNA, Minerva Editorial - Collection Added value, tales and poetry - DNA, Minerva Editorial - Collection As a photographer Sensitivities 25 - Collection (25 photographers) Long Thickness - Collection (11 artists)