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fashion photographer adraga sintra - girl in bikine with rocky background

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no quarto do zinabre e do álcool

nenhuma sílaba permanece na aridez das pedras

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fashion photographer adraga sintra

Collaborative piece with Anekdot boutique swim wear. A sustainable brand from swedish designer Sofie, based in Germany. Her pieces fully speak for themselves. Elegant, and yet bold. They fit comfort and design in the best combination. As a result, the girls portrayed felt empowered. This was therefore a main source of inspiration while shooting. The ‘models’ chosen were my girl friends. For me it was crucial that the girls felt at easy and comfortable with me portraying them. Surprisingly, they all commented how smooth the sessions were.

It is common to receive feedback from the girls, on how well they liked to see themselves portrayed. Since I do not work with professional models that often, these shoots enable me to direct a bit more, to create a broader story line, and to make some art direction. Adraga is a beach on the west side of Sintra. Famous for it’s unstable weather, the mood is most of the times misty, foggy, greyish, nostalgic, serene, enabling less contrast and more smooth colours and tones. It has been a returning place for me to create from time to time.

misty foggy beach

For the swim suit collection my aim was to reflect the girl’s character and life story to the pieces and the location. The first were chosen by them individually, the second, was a mutual agreement. So, these assignments allow me to experiment, to free my self from preconceptions, and to elaborate on the artistic part more often. In this other session the girls were taking a walk at praia da Parede, in a sunny summer morning.

About Andreia, my best friend for a decade, is a shy, strong woman, a mother, and nacional champion of Ju Jitsu that she started practising as an adult. It was a while since we had been together, so this was the perfect excuse to match our agendas and meet up.