There where nothing out of the ordinary seems to happen, you will find me there.

There were nothing happens, every moment becomes equally important. Waiting for the extraordinay ceases, for you will start to see, that it was already there.

Here where small things are extraordinary, where ordinary things turn into the sublime, here true magic happens. Here life is easy, for things can be ordinary and life just is.

photo: João Pisco

double bass: João Madeira

  Biography .

I grew up in a house that sort of resembled a zoo. The greatest spectacle my father had ever made, was a 20 square meter rainforest in the attic, where hummingbirds flew around and frogs and lizards were trying their best not to be seen.
With my parents I learned to see that which often goes unnoticed, to appreciate that which is silent, small, pure, magnificent.

Years later, during my studies in Photography I found a few words of a modern philosopher that said that: “A feeling of sadness arises in people, when looking at a beautiful work of art or being in a beautiful piece of nature. It reminds them of the absence of this beauty in normal days and they wonder, why not everyday life can be like this.”

It was the saddest thought for me, for, though sometimes it´s not easy to see, normals days too are full of beauty. And one needs not a small rainforest in the attic to encounter the magic, the uttermost beauty is in the ordinary too.

Next to that, it was a scary thought as well, for the simple not noticing of something, can destroy everything. So I started to document the little wonders that came my way, hoping that by showing what I saw, I could learn others to see, like my parents taught me, and all I held so dear would be protected.

The change from photography to video came by pure chance (the oh so common video feature on a digital photo camera). Though the videos still hold to their photographic roots, the change to include time was a necessary step to take to show the pure beauty of daily life, which is all dances of subtle change over time.

I travel as much as I can. Seeing new places and different ways of living, has greatly enriched my life and my work: I followed trails of ants, I hugged stray cats in the streets, I floated above the earth in cable carts, saw insects that can walk on water, drank too many coffees and didn't sleep. I tasted the snow and froze a camera, sat by a pool for hours watching the floating leaves. A bug got lost in my hair, I searched for lizards in the parks, I watched the dust flying around in hotel rooms and the birds in the sky.

Still, many of the videos were shot in or from my own living room and even through the bathroom window.