Silent Living

Silent Living | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
Silent Living | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic Silent Living | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
Silent Living | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic Silent Living | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
Silent Living | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
Silent Living | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic Silent Living | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
Silent Living | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic Silent Living | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
Silent Living | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
Silent Living | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic Silent Living | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
Silent Living | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
Silent Living | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic Silent Living | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic

Spending days surrounded my water, nature and friends, enjoying silence or spending hours speaking about this and that around the table, having long walks on the beach or in the forest, reading, eating, listening to sounds around us …
Silent Living houses are based on some of these value. I spent few days in their houses trying to capture all of these and here you can see few of my favourite images.

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Passar dias rodeada de água, natureza e amigos, desfrutar de silêncio ou passar horas a falar sobre isso ou aquilo a volta da mesa, ter longas caminhadas na praia ou na floresta, ler, comer, ouvir sons a minha volta …
Silent Living houses são baseados em alguns desses valores.
Passei alguns dias em casas de Silent Living tentar capturar tudo isso e aqui podem ver algumas das minhas imagens favoritas.

Credits:

Models : Eglė Bazaraitė / Soraia Martins
Photography and Styling: Sanda Pagaimo
Place : Silent Living // Casa no Tempo, Casas na Areia, Cabanas no Rio
Ceramics : SAL Atelier

Food and Lifestyle Photography and Styling Workshop Alentejo, May 2017

Food and Lifestyle Photography and Styling Workshop Alentejo, May 2017
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This workshop is now SOLD OUT. If you wish to be added to the mailing list, write to little.upside.down.cake@gmail.com.

Thank you everyone!
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Last year I joined Marta Greber and we organized workshop we are both proud with.
We had amazing group of participants to whom I can call friends today. We worked very hard, ate great food Filipe prepared for us and above all we had so much fun and laugh a lot.
Thoughts of those few days always put smile on my face.

Food and Lifestyle Photography and Styling Workshop Alentejo, May 2017
So .. we are doing it again. We are so excited to announce our second Food and Lifestyle Photography Workshop!

If you feel like playing with photography, improving your skills, learning how to control light, style, look for a right angle and spend amazing time in the most beautiful spot in Portugal, this is for you.
Together with a talented flower stylist who will take us foraging and will compose a beautiful flower arrangement for us to shoot, an artist who will show you how to make your own backgrounds, we prepared a great program.

Food and Lifestyle Photography and Styling Workshop Alentejo, May 2017

Details:

When: 14th – 18th of May 2017
Price: 1350€ for shared double room 1500€ for private room. Deposit of 50% is needed for registration and a final payment will be due March 1, 2017.

What is included: All below listed except transfer from and to the airport
*3 whole days of food and lifestyle photography, all lectures, one on one sessions, classes, hands on
*all meals, refreshment and snack during workshop
*all activities and excursions including flower foraging with Chelsea Fuss and background making with Filipe Frazão
*accomodation at São Lourenço do Barrocal

Where :
São Lourenço do Barrocal is a 780-hectare estate in the stunning Alentejo region of Portugal. Bordering Alqueva lake, the estate spans olive groves, vineyards and meadows, as well as the remarkable stone formations.It is a place to embrace nature, no matter what time of the day.
Seventh-generation family-owned, the property is being sensitively transformed into a rural retreat, comprising a five-star hotel of understated luxury, its own winery, a farm to table restaurant and organic vegetable garden, a farm shop and a spa by Susanne Kaufmann.
All of this continuing to thrive as a working farm, producing olive oil from centenary olive trees, its own brand of single-estate wines, certified organic cattle, and oats.

Collaborators:
Chelsea Fuss is a floral designer and prop stylist originally from Portland, OR, now living in Lisbon. A former flower shop owner, Chelsea has studied floral design in London and worked alongside flower farmers in the English countryside. She loves casual, unfussy, flower arrangements that look like they were just gathered from the garden and strives to use locally grown or foraged flowers whenever possible.
Filipe Lucas Frazão is a Food Photographer based in Lisbon. With education in Fine Arts and Photography he is also a food lover. Food photography and food styling are the avenues he have found through which to communicate his passion for food, and ones he feels deeply fulfilled. Besides Photography Filipe also loves to cook simple and seasonal food and the freshness of a good fish is something he hardly resists.

Cancellation Policy: There will be no refunds on cancellation.

Reservation: For reservation please contact us on: wsiefbt@gmail.com or little.upside.down.cake@gmail.com.

SUL

SUL | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
SUL | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
SUL | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic SUL | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
SUL | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
SUL | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic SUL | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
SUL | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic

I am so proud to be part of ‘SUL family’.
I can see this brand growing and I grow with them. Every new piece is even more beautiful then the previous one.

I know people who design them and those who made them, and knowing what care and love is involved in every stitch is also very important in feeling those pieces and trying to capture them in the best way.

Evey peace is made by hand in Portugal, with leather sourced locally.

Credits:

Bags : SUL
Photography and Styling : Sanda Vuckovic Pagaimo / Little Upside Down Cake
Models : Ally Walsh & Rita Quion
Place : A Sociedade

Food and Lifestyle Photography and Styling Workshop Alentejo :: Portugal, Ocean and People

Portugal, Ocean and People | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Portugal, Ocean and People | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic Portugal, Ocean and People | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Portugal, Ocean and People | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Portugal, Ocean and People | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Portugal, Ocean and People | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic Portugal, Ocean and People | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Portugal, Ocean and People | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Portugal, Ocean and People | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic Portugal, Ocean and People | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Portugal, Ocean and People | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Portugal, Ocean and People | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic Portugal, Ocean and People | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Portugal, Ocean and People | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Portugal, Ocean and People | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic Portugal, Ocean and People | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Portugal, Ocean and People | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Portugal, Ocean and People Portugal, Ocean and People | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Portugal, Ocean and People | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Portugal, Ocean and People | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic Portugal, Ocean and People | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Portugal, Ocean and People | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Portugal, Ocean and People | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic

I didn’t have any idea, 10 days ago, how me and my view of life would be influenced with the days that followed.
Looking back at these day, I can now clearly see it. I got richer with 10 new friendships, met 10 amazing women, got insanely inspired by them and collected memories for a lifetime.
10 days ago I was packing my bags to leave Lisbon for a workshop with Marta. I was excited but also scared. It was a new adventure. The weather forecast was not good and we made a plan B for all activities that we have been planning in the last few months.
But, as the participants started to arrive, I started to feel the positive energy… I knew everything would be ok even with the rain, wind and thunderstorms that were announced.
We changed plans, but the new activities turned out to be even better.
We chased fishermen on a rainy day, we picnicked in the woods with wind, we visited a maker’s house with thunder outside, and the light… the one we chased and wanted to capture, was divine, and we could feel it with any each snap of our cameras.
We spent these days at a beautiful place eating amazing food, drinking great wine, editing, sharing stories and experiences and laughing… laughing a lot.
Now I know I changed, and each one of the ladies influenced me because, despite being all different, they all have some things in common… smart, independent, creative, funny, beautiful and I truly believe their work will soon come to you. So, please check out their visions of those passed days and be prepared for all that is coming in the future from Sini, Marina, Lisa, Jonna, Simone, Anna, Ana, Pilar, Giulia and Mina.

Partners:
Cabeça da Cabra
Adegga
Filipe Lucas Frazão
MF Ceramics

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Não fazia ideia, há 10 dias, de como eu e a minha visão de vida, seria influenciada com os dias que se seguiram.
Olhando para trás para estes dias, agora posso vê-lo claramente. Fiquei mais rica com 10 novas amizades, conheci 10 mulheres incríveis, fiquei incrivelmente inspirada com elas e colecionei memórias para a vida.
Há 10 dias atrás, eu estava a arrumar as minhas malas para sair de Lisboa, para fazer um workshop com a Marta. Eu estava animada, mas também com medo. Era uma nova aventura. A previsão do tempo não era boa e fizemos um plano B para todas as actividades que tinhamos estado a planear nos últimos meses.
Mas, à medida que as participantes começaram a chegar, comecei a sentir a energia positiva… sabia que ia correr tudo bem, mesmo com a chuva, vento e trovões que foram anunciados.
Mudamos de planos, mas as novas atividades acabaram por ser ainda melhores.
Perseguimos pescadores num dia chuvoso, piquenicamos no bosque com o vento, visitamos a casa de um artesão com trovões lá fora, e a luz… a que nós perseguimos e queriamos capturar, era divina, e podiamos senti-la a cada click das nossas câmeras.
Passamos estes dias num bonito lugar, a comer comida incrível, a beber muito bom vinho, a editar, a partilhar histórias e experiências e a rir… a rir muito.
Agora eu sei que mudei, e cada uma das senhoras influenciou-me, porque, apesar de serem todas diferentes, todas elas têm algumas coisas em comum… inteligentes, independentes, criativas, engraçadas, bonitas e eu realmente acredito que o seu trabalho irá em breve para vocês. Portanto, vejam por favor as suas visões destes dias passados e estejam preparados para tudo o que está para vir no futuro da Sini, Marina, Lisa, Jonna, Simone, Anna, Ana, Pilar, Giulia and Mina.

Parceiros:
Cabeça da Cabra
Adegga
Filipe Lucas Frazão
MF Ceramics

Food and Lifestyle Photography and Styling Workshop Croatia

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Join Krissy of CottageFarm and me for a 5 night photography and lifestyle retreat in Croatia.

This October (5th – 9th) we will call the tiny island of Zlarin home. Set just a few miles offshore from the Croatian mainland, this picturesque island is one of the only a handful on the Adriatic Sea where cars are not allowed, making it an idyllic spot to nurture the imagination and encourage relaxation.

Tucked away in this beautifully rugged little seaside paradise, dotted with fig and cypress trees, we will have the chance to fill our lungs with fresh salty air and awaken our creative spirits. Here, in this intimate setting, we will delve into the creative process, exploring the art of photography and styling. You will learn how to create, shoot & style still life scenes and we will discuss the use of natural light, camera mechanics, prop selection and scene creation.

Over the 5 days, we will also explore the local lifestyle and regional cuisine of the island from leisurely al fresco lunches in the garden to boat rides on the brilliant blue Adriatic. A visit to one of the area’s most well known vineyard is also on the itinerary.

While days will be dedicated to learning and exploration, evenings will focus on the simple joys of gathering, sharing meals and the camaraderie of conversation. This time to reflect and relax is as important as our information filled days to fostering the creative process and finding personal inspiration. Our rustic island house will serve as the gathering space for us throughout the workshop and its large table a lively assembling place.

We hope you will join us in Croatia this October! We look forward to meeting you.

Details:
– dates: 5th – 9th of October
– island Zlarin, Croatia
– price: 1400€
– 10 participants
– 3 whole days of food and lifestyle photography
– 4 breakfasts
– 3 lunches
– 4 dinners
– drinks and snacks during the workshop

Transportation, outings and accommodation covered in the cost of the ticket
Nearest major airports are Zadar and Split
There are daily ferries to and from the mainland. Ferries leave from Sibenik
Please note, airfare and transportation to the workshop is not included in the ticket price
Rooms and beds are shared
Deposit of 50% is needed for registration and a final payment will be due August 31, 2016.
There will be no refunds on cancellation.
For reservation please contact us on: krissyoshea@gmail.com or little.upside.down.cake@gmail.com and we will send you more details.

Inês Telles Jewelry

Inês Telles Jewelry | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Inês Telles Jewelry | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
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Inês Telles Jewelry | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Inês Telles Jewelry | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
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Inês Telles Jewelry | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Inês Telles Jewelry | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Inês Telles Jewelry | Photography by Sanda VuckovicInês Telles Jewelry | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Inês Telles Jewelry | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Inês Telles Jewelry | Photography by Sanda VuckovicInês Telles Jewelry | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Inês Telles Jewelry | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic

There are no words with which I could describe Inês Telles and her work. I always hoped I would have the chance to put it into images.
This is how I visually could express it, feminine but strong, soft but aggressive, light but dark… her work is extremely inspiring.

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Não há palavras com as quais eu possa descrever a Inês Telles e o seu trabalho. Eu sempre esperei ter a oportunidade de o conseguir com imagens.
E é assim que eu posso visualmente expressá-lo, feminino mas forte, suave mas agressivo, luminoso mas escuro… o seu trabalho é extremamente inspirador.

Credits
Jewelry : Inês Telles
Models: Yana & Zi
Hair : Tania Sousa
Makeup : Sandra Melo
Styling : Inês Telles & Sanda Pagaimo
Photography : Sanda Pagaimo

Food and Lifestyle Photography and Styling Workshop Alentejo

Food and Lifestyle Photography and Styling Workshop Alentejo

I met Marta a year ago. Marta in person was exactly as I imagined she would be, while reading her blog. We had a click. Since then we kept contact, share our lows and highs, ask advices from each other…
I kind of always knew I wanted to do a project with her… I love her work and the idea of the workshop came… and, come on, we are the two bloggers with the longest blog names out there. It just had to be!
So, I am really excited to announce our May workshop at the beautiful Cabeça da Cabra!!!

Food and Lifestyle Photography and Styling Workshop Alentejo

Each picture you take should be an unique experience, should tell a story. You have everything you need to achieve it – your camera, magical natural light and props you like. Sometimes all you need is to understand how to look, so you see what’s so special and extraordinary in each meal you want to shot.
We will help you to play with shadows, use colours and choose angles.
We will style food together, talk about photography, share our tricks, meet local makers, experience and eat delicious Portuguese delicacies.

Food and Lifestyle Photography and Styling Workshop Alentejo

Join Marta (WSIEFBT) and me for 5 days of the food photography workshop (4-8th of May ) on the beautiful coast of Portugal. We will share our knowledge, experience and help you to discover your own style. You’ll learn how to style and shoot indoors, how and when to find the best light. You will also experience shooting in the most unpredictable conditions like on a beach during a specially prepared and styled picnic, while talking to local fishermen and makers. Most importantly, you will learn to tell a story with your pictures… and spend all this time surrounded by food and gorgeous Portuguese architecture and culture.

Details:
– dates: 4th – 8th of May
– price: 1100-1500€ varies on accommodation options
– 8-12 participants
– 3 whole days of food and lifestyle photography
– accommodation at Cabeça da Cabra
– 4 breakfasts
– 3 lunches
– 4 dinners
– drinks and snacks during the workshop

Price does not include transfer from and to the airport.
Rooms are double and triple.

Deposit of 50% is needed for registration and a final payment will be due March 31, 2016.

There will be no refunds on cancellation.

For reservation please contact us on: wsiefbt@gmail.com or little.upside.down.cake@gmail.com and we will send you more details.

Mini by Luna

Mini by Luna | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
Mini by Luna | Photography and Styling by Sanda VuckovicMini by Luna | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
Mini by Luna | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
Mini by Luna | Photography and Styling by Sanda VuckovicMini by Luna | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
Mini by Luna | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
Mini by Luna | Photography and Styling by Sanda VuckovicMini by Luna | Photography and Styling by Sanda Vuckovic
Mini by Luna

Back in November I worked with Mini by Luna , my favourite shop in Lisbon (so you can understand my excitement about it). They launched online shop and I photographed products for house.
It was such a fun doing this session inside the shop with people coming and going, stopping at the window looking in .. quite an experience.

P.S. if you didn’t have time doing shopping for holidays I suggest you to look here

Autumn Retreat

Autumn Retreat | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic | Graphic design by Eglė Bazaraitė

Autumn in the south is green – rain comes instead of snow here and oranges ripen nurtured by the winter sun. The shadows get longer, and the little brooks become filled with water. It is green, humid and certainly inspiring!

It is a moment when nature becomes slower, and we want to invite you to slow down too. And celebrate the crafts that require time, but cherish the spirit.

The retreat will celebrate creativity in the serene landscape of Alentejo, Portugal: Casas Caiadas will welcome all of us for the designated days dedicated to baking, photographing, macramé and knitting; lots of tea, fabulous local olives and cheese as well as some delicious wine from Alentejo.

We will gather in Casas Caiadas – a space of traditional architecture fully restored from a core of old water mills, in the heart of Alentejo with waterways, luscious green landscapes and megalithic rocks – a place to relish the beauty of life while sitting by a stream of water flowing between stones, surrounded by centennial olive trees, menhirs and a spirit of Iberian history.

During this retreat we’ll cook, photograph, talk and knit, take walks, learn macramé and share inspiring stories of how to get ready for the winter season. Photography and visual storytelling will be in the hands of Sanda Vuckovic Pagaimo. Joana Teixeira will introduce you to the most beautiful macramé knots with a nautical feel (after all Portugal is a nautical country!), and Egle Bazaraite will tell stories about local Portuguese breeds of sheep, share tips on hand spinning and teach knitting. The days will be busy with slowness!

Dates: November 19-22, 2015

Location: Casas Caiadas (1 hour south of Lisbon, near the small village of Sabugueiro, Alentejo, and a short drive from the city of Évora, UNESCO world heritage site.)

Availability: The workshop is open for 8 people only.

Cost: €980 (based on sharing a double room; cost does not include airfare or transport to and from the airport) which includes:
*3 nights stay at Casas Caiadas, a beautifully refurbished farmhouse in the Portuguese countryside, which we will have all to ourselves.
*2 full days of hands-on cooking, knitting, macramé and photography workshop
*all meals during your stay
*home-made snacks and refreshments during the workshop hours

Payment: 980€ bank transfer to confirm registration (in case of PayPall payment add 50€ fee)

Cancellation Policy: We ask that you confirm your attendance before registering. Unfortunately we cannot offer refunds on cancellations.

Graphic design : Eglė Bazaraitė
Photography : Sanda Vuckovic Pagaimo

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O Outono no Sul é verde – aqui chove em vez de nevar e as laranjas amadurecem alimentadas pelo sol de inverno. As sombras ficam mais longas, e os pequenos riachos ficam cheios de água. É verde, húmido e certamente inspirador!

É um momento em que a natureza se torna mais lenta, e queremos convidá-los a desacelerar também. E celebrar os ofícios que requerem tempo, mas valorizam o espírito.

O retiro vai glorificar a criatividade na paisagem serena do Alentejo, Portugal: Casas Caiadas vai acolher-nos a todos nesses dias dedicados à cozinha, fotografia, macramé e tricô; muito chá, azeitonas e queijos locais maravilhosos, bem como alguns deliciosos vinhos do Alentejo.

Vamo-nos reunir nas Casas Caiadas – um espaço de arquitectura tradicional totalmente restaurado a partir de um núcleo de antigos moinhos de água, no coração do Alentejo, com cursos de água, deliciosas paisagens verdes e pedras megalíticas – um lugar para saborear a beleza da vida enquanto sentado perto de um curso de água que corre entre pedras, cercado por oliveiras centenárias, menires e um espírito de história Ibérica.

Durante este retiro vamos cozinhar, fotografia, conversar e tricotar, fazer caminhadas, aprender macramé e partilhar histórias inspiradoras de como nos prepararmos para a temporada de inverno. A fotografia e narrativa visual estará nas mãos de Sanda Vuckovic Pagaimo. Joana Teixeira irá apresentar os mais belos nós macramé com um toque náutico (afinal Portugal é um país náutico!), e Egle Bazaraite vai contar histórias sobre as raças locais de ovelhas Portuguesas, partilhar dicas sobre fiação à mão e ensinar tricô. Os dias serão ocupados com lentidão!

Datas: 19-22 de Novembro, 2015

Localização: Casas Caiadas (1 hora a sul de Lisboa, perto da pequena aldeia de Sabugueiro, Alentejo, e a curta distância da cidade de Évora, Património Mundial da UNESCO.)

Disponibilidade: O workshop é apenas para 8 pessoas.

Custo: 980€ (baseado na partilha de quarto duplo; o custo não inclui passagem aérea ou de transporte de e para o aeroporto) que inclui:
*3 noites de estadia nas Casas Caiadas, uma linda quinta remodelada na região rural Portuguesa, na qual teremos exclusividade.
*2 dias completos de experiência prática de culinária, tricô, macramé e workshop de fotografia
*todas as refeições durante a sua estadia
*lanches e bebidas caseiras durante as horas dos workshops

Pagamento: transferência bancária de 980€ para confirmar a inscrição (no caso de pagamento por PayPall, adicionar 50€ de taxa)

Condições de Cancelamento: Pedimos que confirme a sua presença antes do registo. Infelizmente não podemos oferecer restituições para cancelamentos.

Design gráfico: Eglė Bazaraitė
Fotografia: Sanda Vuckovic Pagaimo

Lummi Island :: Where the Wild Things are

Lummi Island :: Where the Wild Things are | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
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Lummi Island :: Where the Wild Things are | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Lummi Island :: Where the Wild Things are | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
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Lummi Island :: Where the Wild Things are | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
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Lummi Island :: Where the Wild Things are | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Lummi Island :: Where the Wild Things are | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
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Lummi Island :: Where the Wild Things are | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Lummi Island :: Where the Wild Things are | Photography by Sanda VuckovicLummi Island :: Where the Wild Things are | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic
Lummi Island :: Where the Wild Things are | Photography by Sanda Vuckovic

It´s curious how sometimes things come in a perfect place, like pieces of a puzzle that get together.

Back in June, in her short stay in Lisbon, I had a conversation with Aran about photographers who inspire us and from whom we would like to learn.
Gentl & Hyers were on my list and, when I said that, she smiled and mentioned that she may organize a workshop with them. I knew I wanted to be there, I mean… Aran, Andrea and Martin… dream team!

I thought about all the possible ways of doing it, and we decided to go to the States, all four of us, wrapping the summer vacations around the workshop, and do it all together.
It was definitely the best decision of 2015.

We had so much fun in NYC & Seattle, spent great time with my old friend who lives in NY, met a few friends in Seattle, wandered around without big plans (except trying to eat at all of those places which my IG friends recommended) and enjoyed being together.

And then the time for the workshop came and I traveled together with Aran to Lummi Island. That weekend was such an inspirational boost!
Learning from Andre and Martin, eating the food that Aran and Charity cooked for us, spend the days with such a talented group of ladies (Tammy, Sukaina, Shelly, Kathryn, Korena, Christina, Nicole, Julie, Bayle) in a beautiful house

We spent the days at Jim Henkens‘ house, styling and photographing. Jim went crab hunting two times for us, and cooked them on the beach. We went to the woods and beach foraging with Rob, found so many delicious plants and wild fruits that Aran cooked with…

I came back home full of energy and inspired to do new things and put even more into my work… so many new ideas, plans…
Thank you all for these beautiful days in September…

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É curioso como às vezes as coisas se reunem na perfeição, como peças de um puzzle que se encaixam.
Em junho, na sua curta estadia em Lisboa, tive uma conversa com a Aran sobre os fotógrafos que nos inspiram e de quem gostaria de aprender com.
Gentl & Hyers estavam na minha lista e, quando eu disse isso, ela sorriu e referiu que talvez organizasse um workshop com eles. Eu sabia que queria lá estar, quer dizer… Aran, Andrea and Martin… equipa de sonho!

Pensei em todas as maneiras possíveis de o fazer, e decidimos ir para os Estados Unidos, todos quatro, envolvendo as férias de verão no workshop, e fazê-lo todos juntos.
Foi definitivamente a melhor decisão de 2015.

Divertimo-nos bastante em NYC & Seattle, passamos momentos fantásticos com a minha amiga de liceu que vive em NY, encontrei-me com alguns amigos em Seattle, vagueamos sem grandes planos (excepto de tentar comer em todos os lugares que os meus amigos do IG recomendaram) e divertimo-nos estando juntos.

E chegou então a altura para o workshop e viajei com a Aran para Lummi Island. Esse fim-de-semana foi um impulso inspirador tão grande!
Aprender com Andre and Martin, comer a comida que a Aran e a Charity preparavam para nós, passar os dias com um grupo tão talentoso de senhoras (Tammy, Sukaina, Shelly, Kathryn, Korena, Christina, Nicole, Julie, Bayle) numa bela casa

Passamos os dias na casa de Jim Henkens, a fazer styling e a fotografar. O Jim foi à caça de caranguejos duas vezes para nós, e cozeu-os na praia. Fomos à floresta e praia forragear com o Rob, encontramos muitas plantas e frutos silvestres deliciosos com os quais a Aran cozinhou…

Voltei para casa cheia de energia e inspiração para fazer coisas novas e focar-me ainda mais no meu trabalho… tantas ideias novas, planos…
Obrigado a todos por estes maravilhosos dias de Setembro…

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