Meet the Author...

| 'She was free in her wildness. She was a wanderess, a drop of free water.' (Roman Payne) |

Wander (verb | no object): to ramble without a definite purpose or objective; roam, rove, or stray; to wander over the earth; to go aimlessly, indirectly, or casually; to extend in an irregular course or direction. (with object): to travel about, on, or through.

Free Spirit: a person who thinks for itself; someone who put a high value on free choices; a person who cares about getting to know both itself and the world around; isn't generally swayed by arguments of what one is 'supposed' to do and tends to avoid, ignore, or become upset by people who are judgmental or controlling; someone who has the courage to test life's boundaries and limits, and to try things that other people think are impossible, unimportant, or impractical; often has a own unique vision of life and the world.

If there are words that can define me, I have no doubts that these two are on the top of the list!

I'm a twenty-something proudly portuguese girl who has two biggest pleasures: Travel and Photography. I wish I could spend my whole life traveling around the World with my camera, meeting new people, knowing every different culture and tradition and photographying all those amazing experiences... In short: living the dream!

As someone I admire once wrote: "Traveling will change you like little else can. (...) The world is a stunning place, full of outstanding works of art. See it. (...) And if you’re not as young as you’d like (few of us are), travel anyway. It may not be easy or practical, but it’s worth it. Traveling allows you to feel more connected to your fellow human beings in a deep and lasting way, like little else can. In other words, it makes you more human." (and I couldn't agree more...)!

Regarding photography, as Bruno Barbey once said: "Photography is the only language that can be understood anywhere in the World.". Besides my camera, my first and most important 'equipment' are my eyes and what they see! And that's what I try to transmit in my photographs, my way of seeing the essence of what or who I photograph...

I really hope you join me on this journey...


Vanessa.