Donkey Hoof Cleaning
When my friend and co-worker, Marcos Couto, commented at a meeting that he was going to fix the hooves for the donkeys, my first thought was - “It would be spectacular to photograph this moment”. I asked him if it was possible to go and photograph and he accepted !! It was really a magnificent evening. I had the privilege of watching and photographing all the procedures - catching each donkey; wrap the ropes in your body so that they would be safe and then Mr. Álvaro Gomes put all his art into practice. The son, always with a cigarette in his mouth, helped to hold it. My friend Marcos was always attentive and did not let go of the ropes. It was brutal! It was delicious.
For this record I used the Fuji X-T2 machines with the 23mm-1.4 lens and the Nikon D700 with the 70-200mm-2.8 lens.
Hugo Bernardo PORTUGAL
I, Hugo Fernando Henriques Mendes Bernardo, was born on January 18, 1979, in the parish of Our Lady of Pópulo, Caldas da Rainha. Until I was eighteen I studied in Rio Maior and lived in a small parish - Asseiceira. After completing the twelfth year, I continued my studies in the city of Leiria between 1997 and 2001, where I graduated as a Professor of Physical Education, at the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, at the School of Education. After finishing my degree, I taught in some schools in the Lisbon region and, in 2003, I embraced the adventure of the Azorean islands and was placed on the island of Pico. Since then, I have continued on the misting islands, where I was placed on Terceira Island in 2006 to teach at the Integrated Cookies School. In 2007 I started teaching at Tomás de Borba Elementary and Secondary School, in the world heritage city, Angra do Heroísmo (Terceira Island), where I currently live.
In 2017 I started in the photographic world through the Initial Formation in Photography and participation in Complementary Formations in the field of Portrait, Street, Architecture, Photojournalism, Flash and also Editing.
I made several photographic records in landscapes around the Azorean islands and in trips around the world, as well as musical concerts, theater, among other events. I have a special taste for portrait photography, because I love to capture Emotions!
In 2019 I received two Honorable Mentions: MONOVISIONS AWARDS 2019, in the category Photojournalism and PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY (World Photography Day) by the “Academia Olhares”.
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