It is because of her love of Nature that Maria José Bernardino, choreographer and dance teacher from Almada, goes every weekend to the village of Seda, Alter do Chão, where she owns and tends a vegetable garden by a brook.
Every story told by Maria José is born here. She has worked with this garden for 18 years, more recently with permaculture. Here she observes little saplings sprouting, and the land, very fertile, overflowing with life. This is where she feeds her dreams and creative spirit. It’s the perfect ecosystem — she tells me. Where no fertilisers or insecticides are allowed, the earth regenerates in harmony. The land gives back in gratitude for the dedication it receives.
This series is solely about the crossing of the river Tagus in Lisbon, Portugal, by ferry —the Cacilheiro.
All my life I used these ferries to commute. One day I decided to move to London and with that I realised that my daily commute was over. People like me that grow up in Almada, learn to love the river only because of this daily 10-minute journey. I decided to photograph what the commute looked like, always with a feeling of sadness for leaving it behind.
Since this series was shot, one of the ferries in the photos has been decommissioned.
A man has no hope in life. Inspired in Chico Buarque's song Construção.
Ana's 4th move
My friend Ana, arrived in London a year ago. Since then she already lived in three places and just moved to the fourth one. Her friend Gonçalo helped packing and unpacking.
Renting a decent/affordable room in London is a difficult task due to the housing crisis... The shortage of accommodation inflates the prices and the landlords take great advantage from it.