I'm a Brazilian cinematographer currently based in Los Angeles.
My interest in storytelling and crafting images to best translate the stories that are trusted to me started with my grandmother.
The bravest woman I know, fled Europe during WWII, and found in cinema a way to connect with others in a different land and how to teach me about my roots. She introduced me to European cinema early on and to her favorites: Hollywood classics. The inspiration she gave me ultimately led me to film school, where I was finally introduced to photography - where I fell in love with film and the photography process.
I worked as a storyboard artist, film loader, 2nd and 1 AC during college, and entered the Leica Camera HQ in Brazil to learn more about the craft that enchanted me so. I spent years at Leica, working as Sales Manager.
In 2016 I received an MFA in Cinematography from the American Film Institute. I split my time between Brazil and the U.S. for the past years working as a DP and Camera Operator, and collaborating with manufacturers such as Zeiss and Schneider Optics.