The only thing I regret is that I didn’t have more time for this session in Lisbon with the fantastic dancer Inês Brás. Inês, is from Figueira da Foz, but is a student of the Higher Dance Course in Lisbon, and a professional dancer on several national television shows. Lisbon is a wonderful city and to be able to reflect it photographically with justice, I would need weeks in a row of photo sessions. I lived in this city for two years and I know it relatively well to know that it has fantastic potential for photography.

Lisbon is the capital of Portugal and 2,821,697 people live in the Metropolitan Area (2011), making it the largest and most populous metropolitan area in the country. Lisbon is the political center of Portugal, the seat of the Government and the residence of the Head of State. In 2015, it was considered the 11th most popular tourist city, ahead of Madrid, Rio de Janeiro, Berlin and Barcelona.  Epicenter of the discoveries since the 15th century, the city is the meeting point of the most diverse cultures, the first place where East, Indies, Africa and the Americas met. Lisbon’s traditional music is fado, a nostalgic song accompanied by Portuguese guitar.  Lisbon hosts the Companhia Nacional de Bailado, the state ballet company created in 1977, with a vast repertoire of classical and contemporary dance programming.

Date of the session: January of 2020

Dancer: Inês Brás