"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
“Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” -Gustav Flaubert
«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 projet "CriativaMente" *Participation in "Empreenda 2006" by IAPMEI *Entrepreneurship week - Open, Marinha Grande *Winner of "Empreender +" - IPL, Leiria (Coimbra/Leiria)
EXHIBITIONS Trancendence - Collective Installation 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 the territory Leiria-Fátima 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 Installation 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 Installation 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
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)