This image was taken during a hike along the Southern coast of Portugal. It was a scorching hot day, and everything around was covered in thick orange dust. Except for this cactus – a striking contrast to the desert-like atmosphere around.
Patricia is an award-winning fashion, lifestyle and travel photographer, art director and producer based in Lisbon, Portugal. Shooting professionally for twelve years, Patricia has previously lived in Milan, Barcelona and Berlin. Over the years, she’s worked with a wide variety of brands and publications, such as Condé Nast Traveller, ELLE, Vogue Italia, Marie Claire, Glamour, IDOL, Fucking Young, Diesel, Guess, Zara and others. Patricia´s candid style paired with her distinctive use of light and colour make her photography stand out.
“I loved living in Milan, shooting for fashion magazines and luxury brands. Back then I also worked as a journalist for a design magazine and later, as editor and cool hunter for a trend forecasting publication. It was fascinating and I learned a lot. But I was missing the connection with nature. When I moved to Portugal a whole new world opened up, and this also marked a turning point in my photography. I traded in fashion weeks for days spent by the ocean. My photography became increasingly focused on travel and adventure – sunrise surf sessions, palm trees and single fin magic, from Costa Rica to the Canary Islands, Morocco and Indonesia. Now I work a lot with surf and swimwear brands and I´m very selective when it comes to collaborations – ethics and sustainability are very important to me.”
Alongside her creative work, Patricia is a climate justice advocate and the founder of the Ethical Assembly, an intersectional global summit addressing the climate crisis. Additionally, she runs the Ethical Lab, a strategy consulting & creative services agency focused on sustainability. “Through the Ethical Assembly I get to meet so many exceptional people fighting to make the world a better place. I´d like to tell those stories. I’m currently looking to dive deeper into documentary and editorial photography and focus more on topics related to climate change, conservation and biodiversity building, Indigenous communities, soil regeneration or pollution.
Photography can provide such a powerful vehicle for advocacy and change.”
The photograph is delivered in a tissue paper with white handling gloves and the certificate of authenticity. The artwork is shipped in a reinforced packaging that protects it. The combination of pigment inks and professional paper offers an exceptional result.
Its benefit : Pigment prints on art paper are the most durable with a life span of over 100 years.
A classic of museums and art galleries. The art paper is laminated on a rigid 2mm Dibond support. This very resistant material is composed of a resin interposed between two thin sheets of aluminum. The no-reflection appearance and the very aesthetic aspect of this support particularly emphasize the works on art paper.
Extra : Dibond is a rot-proof, stainless and fully recyclable material.
Sober, elegant and modern. The photograph is laminated on cartfix and presented with its passepartout in an aluminium frame. The glass protects the artwork while increasing the brilliance of the blacks and colors. The passepartout has a neutral pH to protect the photograph by avoiding any condensation phenomenon. This is only available for S, M, L and XL formats to ensure the best rendering.
Extra : Aluminum is a durable material, its maintenance does not require any detergent and its recycling can continue indefinitely without losing its qualities.
A modern and refined finish that gives a lot of style to the artwork and gives an original depth effect. The print is first laminated on a 2mm thick Dibond support and then framed in a custom-made solid wood frame. This technique provides the space between the print and the inner edge of the frame. It is the star finish in galleries and among interior designers.
Extra :Laminated on a sustainable material, then framed in a solid wood, the slightly recessed photograph is more protected.