I’m a photographer and a writer
Throughout the years, I discovered that I have many passions, and they are all reflected in my work. Although my photographic subjects and writing themes are diverse, there is a common denominator and that is raising awareness, educate, preserve and instill respect for everything that surrounds us, whether is an animal, a plant, our history reflected in buildings, temples, cities, ways of life, people’s cultures and most importantly our planet and all the living creatures we share it with.
The extraordinary habit of the male, in plastering up the female with her egg, and feeding her during the whole time of incubation, and until the young one is fledged, is common to several of the large hornbills, and is one of those strange facts in natural history which are "stranger than fiction."
"No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings." -William Blake There are many fascinating things about these amazingly weird looking birds; a couple of them are pretty obvious their colorful and in some species huge casques and large bills. The other one, which is not so obvious, but very interesting, is...
"When more robust animals were enabled, by means of humans and their boats, to reach the havens or backwaters that island birds were inhabiting, they wreaked havoc... with the greatest single threat coming from the most ruthless predator ever to emerge on this planet: Homo sapiens.
"The richness I achieve comes from nature, the source of my inspiration" -Claude Monet Back in 1987, while living in Israel and working for the George S. Wise institute of Life Science at the University of Tel Aviv, I was invited to spend a weekend of adventure at a Kibbutz in central Israel.
"The straight line belongs to man, the curved line belongs to God" -Antoni Gaudí Since the very beginning, even before the actual word was coined, architecture has been influenced by nature. Whether leveraging existing resources like caves to protect ourselves from the elements, to using the universal laws of physics that govern everything in this...
"I am I, plus my surroundings, and if I do not preserve the latter, I do not preserve myself." -José Ortega y Gasset, 1883-1955, Meditaciones del Quijote (1914) I have always viewed photography as a way to preserve or immortalize moments, gestures, people, situations, buildings, our way of living and...
Fishing is a very ancient practice that dates back to approximately 10,000 years ago. During those times, oceans, lakes and rivers were considered "hunting areas" where humans caught fish and other food resources to survive. Boats, fishing instruments, and tools became more sophisticated as humans evolved and with them their food gathering process.
Travel and Culture - Print
Stepping into Jamaica's past
The story of a ghost house
Reasons of Faith: Discusses religion and faith, showcasing temples and shrines around the world. Published in the Latin magazine Complot, based in Miami, Florida
There is Something for Everybody: Panama as a tourist destination. Article published in the Spanish speaking version of Newsweek
Beauty and Faith in Florence's Cathedral: Article about Sta Maria del Fiore, also known as Il Duomo de Firenze. Written for the travel section of the Brazilian newspaper Journal O Globo
The History of the Crusades in the Holy Land: Story about the Crusaders castles that can be found all over Israel. Written for the travel section of the Brazilian newspaper Journal O Globo
Op-Eds and Analysis
Latin America and Globalization: Discusses the effects that globalization has had in the region
Human Rights Violations in Latin America: The article discusses the Spanish conquest of Latin America and the mistreatment and almost annihilation of the civilizations that inhabited the region
Extremism an escape for the desperate: Opinion story about how desperation because of poor socio-economic conditions might lead to religious extremism. Published in the Venezuelan newspaper Economia Hoy
Peace Negotiations, Political Game? Article published in the Venezuelan newspaper Economia Hoy
Revisionism and neo-Nazism: A Contradiction. Article about the resurgence of nazi movements during the early 90's most of which used revisionism to propagate hate.
Did you ever feel like Woody Allen?
The cinema as an instrument of Nazi propaganda, interview with Brazilian movie critic, Luis Nazario
You were born, but I chose (to be Jewish). Interview with Brazilian actress and councilwoman Neuza Amaral
Interview with famous Brazilian writer Moacyr Scliar