I was born in Setubal, Portugal, at the end of 1948 and I have always had some kind of connection with photography. My father used to take pictures of our hometown, boats, landscapes and I still remember him and my uncle working very late at night in the darkroom.
Later, as I grew older, my father borrowed me his Rolleicord and I got my Pentax years later, which I used to make experiments with, while developing in the darkroom.
In spite of the care I had for this activity I couldn't exercise it as much as I would like because of professional and family life.
After the military service in the former Portuguese Timor, I got a degree in Architecture and worked as a professional for more than 31 years, dedicating little time to photography.
However, some years before retirement and after many travels around the World, my interest in photography began to grow up again until these days, involving myself as the leader of a small group of photographers in my hometown.
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... as long as there's an advanced Maths course in a (not necessarily) nearby country. He's known for pushing friends into the most expensive photographic equipment... several family inheritances have been wasted, but they often acknowledge his smart advices. Owner of a clinical eye, he can spot perfection amidst chaos as easily as a small imperfection on a perfect photo. He's also an occasional stork stalker and, above all, a caring father of two beautiful children. Gastão's current location: Covilhã, Portugal.
... give us a hand. He's our Computer Science genius and is currently addicted to photographing cats. He's a natural born optimist who makes a joke out of anything... don't mess with his Toyota though. Eventually, his stocks will rise from death and he'll invest in livestock and vineyards. He's got highly trained fingers either playing the piano or shortcutting photoshop. We hope he'll stick around after marrying his college sweetheart. In the mean time, he'll dissect every submitted photograph into binary code. Pedro's current location: Covilhã, Portugal.
... would only be true if reading travel, geographic and surfing books/magazines accounted some mileage. He checks his e-mail every 2 minutes and he's often seen going cold-turkey when offline. Still divided between several walks of life, he strongly believes in Murphy's law "If anything can go wrong, it will". Photography plays a huge role in his life, at least judging by his conversation topics. Gray hair will eventually take the better of him. Pedro's current location: Covilhã, Portugal. Pedro's blog, personal/work homepage and facebook.