I was born in Cassia, a small town in Minas Gerais state, Brazil. I graduated in Journalism, but before trying to get a job I went to London and worked as a waiter for one year. When I got back to Brazil I got a job as a reporter in a popular newspaper in São Paulo. Long hours, weekend shifts and boring as hell. I wasn't happy with what I was doing and this made me try photography. I studied with master Carlos Moreira for one year and he showed me how to do it "the way". I liked the idea of doing something just to please myself when everybody else was rushing to work, and photography taught me the shortcuts of my new city. I've never stopped since then. I photograph everyday, sometimes even when I'm sleeping.