Tania Neves

Photographer

Sintra, Portugal
I have an awkward relationship with Photography. I use it to reach other mediums and seek emotions. Photographing is for me always an experiment.



I like to photograph people and their habits, and am often interested in what is not seen on the photograph – their imaginary lives, their secrets and passions. I have a special interest on obsession and repetition, mainly because I believe I lack on those two.



As I tend to get easily bored, I would not dare to describe my practice within a genre or even compare it to others. My photography is simply a reflection of my thoughs and emotions, and can bounce from playful to melancholic.



I like to show my work in an interactive way, involving the viewer as much as possible. I am always seeking an intersensory – either restraining or releasing - way of sharing my work, as I believe sight alone is not enough for engagement. I follow no rules.



I allow my practice to be a reflection of my nomad lifestyle.

Work Experience

Freelance

Photographer

Freelance photographer specialising in documentary and portraiture.
2008 - Present Amsterdam,

Era

Photographer

Photographing properties that are up for sale, for use on their printed and online catalogues.
January 2016 - Sintra, Portugal

Piknic Électronik

Official Photographer

Official Photographer for Piknic Electrónik Lisboa
July 2015 - Present Lisbon, Portugal

MarathonFoto

Head Photographer

Head Photographer, Racers portraits (before race and finish lines), social documentary.
October 2013 - Present Fairfield, Iowa, United States

Bloop Recordings

Official Photographer

Resident Photographer for documentary and editorial work.
January 2011 - October 2015 Portugal

Education

University Of The West Of England

BA (Hons) Photography

September 2007 - June 2010 Bristol, United Kingdom

Universiteit Van Amsterdam

Popular Culture and the City

Summer Course on the Graduate School of Social Sciences Faculty, part of the Universiteit van Amsterdam network.
April 2009 - August 2009 Amsterdam, Netherlands

Languages

Portuguese (Fluent),
English (Fluent),
Dutch (Beginner),
Spanish (Conversational),

Awards

Clube De Criativos De Portugal

GOLD - Digital & Interactive Media (photographer for the BLOOP RECORDINGS campaign)

2012

Prémios Sapo

BRONZE - Turismo & Lazer (photographer for the BLOOP RECORDINGS campaign)

2012

Skills

Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop, Documentary, Writing,