Vadu Rodrigues

See the original article in Enjoy the Algarve – magazine August 2017   This month’s Picture Perfect photographer is Vadu Rodrigues (29), who originally comes from Cape Verde. In 2014, Vadu moved to the Algarve, where he now lives in Boliqueime. “When I was 21, I met up with a friend who was a nightlife photographer. I […]

Vanda Rita

See the original article in Enjoy the Algarve – magazine July 2017   This month’s Picture Perfect photographer is Vanda Rita (45). Although the self-taught Vanda has always liked taking pictures, it wasn’t until 2011 that she started taking photography more seriously. “Every day I learn something new and look for something different. Shooting pictures is […]

Jorge Costa Reis

See the original article in Enjoy the Algarve – magazine June 2017   Self-taught photographer and orthopaedic surgeon Jorge Costa Reis (72) lives in Ferragudo. Jorge: “Many years ago, when I was still very young, I started with analogue photography as a hobby. Now that I’m retired, I have more time to travel and take pictures. […]

Hélio Ramos

See the original article in Enjoy the Algarve – magazine May 2017   This month’s Picture Perfect photographer is the Portuguese Hélio Ramos (62) who lives in Olhão, which is also the city he was born in. “My first experience with photography dates back to 1975/1976, when my parents gave in to my wishes and bought me a […]

Jorge Sousa

See the original article in Enjoy the Algarve – magazine April 2017   The Portuguese Jorge Sousa (30) bought his first camera not long ago, in 2016. “I guess my interest started when seeing the pictures of my brother, photographer Carlos Sousa. My curiosity got even bigger when I started working in the warehouse of photography shop […]

José Ramos

See the original article in Enjoy the Algarve – magazine March 2017   The Portuguese José Ramos (34) has always been passionate about nature and art creation. José: “One day, 11 years ago, I decided to buy a simple compact camera to capture snapshots. However, in a strongly unconscious way, I found myself occasionally making photos purely […]

António Alfarroba

See the original article in Enjoy the Algarve – magazine February 2017   This month’s Picture Perfect photographer is the Portuguese António Alfarroba (53), who started taking photography lessons when he was 19, during an architecture course. “I used a Canon A1 and took pictures partly because I needed it for the course. Afterwards I taught myself […]

Thijs Valkenburg

See the original article in Enjoy the Algarve – magazine January 2017   This month’s Picture Perfect photographer is the Dutch ornithologist Thijs Valkenburg (29), who got into photography about 10 years ago. “I realised that only watching birds wasn’t enough; I wanted to document the moments and the species I was seeing.” Working at RIAS in […]

Marcos Mascarenhas

See the original article in Enjoy the Algarve – magazine December 2016   This month’s Picture Perfect photographer is the Portuguese Marcos Mascarenhas (35), who has always had a passion for photography. “I wanted to get into photography directly after high school, but my mum insisted on me going to college, so I became a lawyer instead. […]

Agostinho Teixeira

Artisan traditions make Portugal different from other countries See the original article in Enjoy the Algarve – magazine November 2016   This month’s Picture Perfect photographer is the Portuguese Agostinho Teixeira (41) (pictured below by Vitor Pina) got into photography only five years ago when a friend bought a camera. “Then, on a family vacation in Aveiro, […]

Pedro Noel da Luz

Photographing in black and white is another way of seeing the world See the original article in Enjoy the Algarve – magazine October 2016 This month’s Picture Perfect photographer is the Portuguese Pedro Noel da Luz (40). Pedro got into photography because of his stepfather, who had a studio in Lagos. “I remember it being dark, with the red light […]

Ricardo Alves

The Costa Vicentina is the best place to combine photography and action sports. See original article in Enjoy the Algarve – magazine September 2016 This month’s Picture Perfect photographer is the Portuguese Ricardo Alves (40), who got into photography when he was 15, inspired by his father. He specialises in travel & landscape pictures, but recently started […]

Matt & Lena

The perks of the job? Definitely cake! See original article in Enjoy the Algarve – magazine August 2016 This month’s Picture Perfect photographers are Jelena Roganovic (34) and Matthew Ashwell (41), who both studied photography. Originally from Canada (Lena) and the UK (Matt), the couple moved to Alvor three years ago where they got married and set […]

Nuno Sá

As a wildlife photographer, you have the chance to play a role in conservation. See original article in Enjoy the Algarve – magazine July 2016 This month’s Picture Perfect photographer is the Portuguese Nuno Sá (38). When studying for his law degree, Nuno tried scuba diving. And when he graduated as a lawyer in 2001, he decided he preferred […]

João Pedro Costa

From Odeceixe to Lagos, I know every inch of coastline. See original article in Enjoy the Algarve – magazine June 2016 This month’s Picture Perfect photographer is João Pedro Costa (43), who was born in Sagres. When he was 14 years old, João was given a camera by his father. “At that time, the area around […]

Alexandre Manuel

We have to protect the particular Algarve beauty from mass tourism. See original article in Enjoy the Algarve – magazine May 2016 This month’s Picture Perfect photographer is Alexandre Manuel (36) who lives in Lagos: “Close to the west coast and the Costa Vicentina Natural Park: a great place for photography.” Alexandre studied photography and cinema as an […]

Vitor Pina

Most people hear the word ‘Algarve’ and think of sea, beaches and golf, but that’s only a small part of the region. See original article in Enjoy the Algarve – magazine April 2016 This month’s Picture Perfect photographer is Vitor Pina (40) who is originally from Portimão, but currently lives in Boliqueime. Vitor has always been […]

John de Freitas

I see the Algarve as an open canvas See original article in Enjoy the Algarve – magazine March 2016 This month’s Picture Perfect photographer is self-taught John de Freitas (57) who was born in Funchal, Madeira. He moved to Canada in 1977, but for the last six years, he’s been spending most of the winter in the […]

Valter Jacinto

I don’t have a favourite spot because everywhere in the south of Portugal there’s a lot to see See original article in Enjoy the Algarve – magazine February 2016 This month’s Picture Perfect photographer is Valter Jacinto (41) who lives in Faro. The Portuguese Valter got interested in photography in December 2002, when he bought his […]

Luís Lopes Silva

You name it, we have it in the Algarve! See original article in Enjoy the Algarve – magazine January 2016 This month’s Picture Perfect photographer is Luís Lopes Silva (41) who lives in Albufeira. Luís got interested in photography when he was a kid; his mum bought a camera and, curious as he was, he ended […]

Megan Melling

Because of the Arab influence, the Algarve has a huge variety of ingredients See original article in Enjoy the Algarve – magazine December 2015 This month’s Picture Perfect photographer is Megan Melling (24) who lives in Lagos. Born American, but grown up in the Algarve, Megan studied Cookery and Food Production in Estoril. She got interested […]

Kellie & James Hardie

The Algarve makes a great place for photographers due to the different topography See original article in Enjoy the Algarve – magazine November 2015 his month’s Picture Perfect photographers are Kellie (43) and James (44) Hardie who live in Paderne. They’re originally from the UK, where James was a member of the Royal Photographic Society, and […]

Louis Dobson

I particularly like the Vila do Bispo area; it’s rugged with lots of rocks and wonderful light See original article in Enjoy the Algarve magazine October 2015 This month’s Picture Perfect photographer is Louis Dobson (54), who lives near São Brás. Louis is a self-taught photographer who’s talented enough to be a professional, but prefers to […]

João Bracourt

My favourite part is the Costa Vincentina, all the way from Lagos to Aljezur See original article in Enjoy the Algarve magazine September 2015 This month’s Picture Perfect photographer is João Bracourt (43), aka Brek, who lives close to the sea in Portimão. Many of his award-winning pictures have ended up in books and on surfing magazine […]