I got my first 35mm film camera when I was 16 years old, a present from my dad from the local camera shop. It was a Minolta X-700 model with a classic 35mm lens. At that point, digital photography had already started to emerge but equipment was extremely expensive, so going "old school" was really my only option. I've since carried this camera with me almost everywhere I've gone and although I've gotten a few others over the years, it's still the one I shoot with today. Pretty epic, I know.
Kodak TriX and Ilford HP5
My first experiences with developing my own film and printing them in the dark room. This is how I fell even more in love with photography. There's something magical about seeing your photos slowly emerge onto paper while it is still under water.
California is the drug. After years of living through a few Midwestern winters and the concrete jungles of São Paulo, I was stunned by the ridiculously incredible light and colors of this coast. It's hard not to be inspired by this place, and I've been clicking away since I got here.
Skate or Die
My love for skateboarding has taught me a list far too long for this small caption. It has brought me life long friendships and taken me on the best adventures. I've attempted to capture a few.