Hi, I’m Emanuel
For me, photography is more than a professional venture, it’s a passion. When I am not shooting on assignments, I combine that passion with my personal interests, like my kids’ sports, sunsets, and rally racing.
I was born on Terceira Island, Azores, and lived in mainland Portugal and in Venezuela, from where I immigrated to the United States shortly after turning 18.
Photography was never on my radar … ever. I didn’t even take that many photos or remember anything about any photographic experience. Up until I picked up a camera … and the rest is history in the making. As a young teen, my interest was architecture. There was a certain je ne sais quoi about being able to create something with personality and function that was very appealing to me. It turns out that being creative, inquisitive, and technical are fundamental in both architecture and photography.
As I began to take pictures and understand the intricacies of light and location my passion for photography was born. Soon I was taking pictures of my son playing sports (where I first learned the importance of location), sunsets, and rally racing. As my daughter was born there were even more opportunities to capture memories through photography.
Remember the bit about Portugal and Venezuela? Yes, my accent and word entanglements do come out from time to time … and I am the first to laugh about it.
Now that you’ve learned a little about my story, I hope to see you soon in front of the camera documenting your own story.
(that’s Portuguese for, see you soon)
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