Fernando Piçarra (1975, Lisbon)
The passion for photography starts at the age of 15 when Fernando is offered his father's camera, a 35mm Petri. The continuous curiosity for this device awakened his artistic sensitivity and he decided to invest in an Art and Design course on a first approach to the arts sphere at the age of 22. The search for a closer contact with the photography reality takes him to Kodak Laboratories between 1996 and 1998. Afterwards he starts at the prestigious Colorfoto in Lisbon and that allowed him to work with the branch's best professionals. He decides to go further and studies photography at IADE. Starts collaborating with Edimpresa, Lagonda, Grupo Euronotícias and First Media.
His first individual exhibition "Tunísia a Cores" takes place at Estremoz in 2006 by invitation of the cultural department of the Municipality's council.
In 2009 starts working as a freelancer and embraces the <Carpe Diem Arte e Pesquisa> project where he stayed for 4 years. In 2011, Fernando founded Fernando Piçarra Photography and Video, and he has been exclusively working for his own company since then. In 2014, he established his studio in BASE, a workspace shared with videographers, architects and designers.
Over the last years his fields of action were amongst: Architecture, Advertising, Studio, Portrait, Corporate, Events and Food & Dinning, using photography, video and drone.
Has several works published in national and international editions
Público | Expresso | Correio da Manhã | Domingo Magazine (CM) | Revista J (O Jogo) | Exame | Visão | Marketter | Cosmopolitan | OQ | Casa Cláudia | Dia D | Ed | Carteira | Human | Fado | Do it | Prémio | Elite | Certa (Continente) | Traço Contínuo | Ideias e Negócios | Política Moderna | Unibanco | Le Meridien | Sirius | Mística (SLB) | SOS Saúde | iess (Espírito Santo Saúde) | Clássicos e Modernos | Tradição do Futuro (Grupo Mello) | Anuário dos Relógios | Anuário da Noivas | A Caixa em Revista (CGD) | L+Arte | Dardo (Espanha) | DasArtes (Brasil) | Lusitania | Olimpo (COP) | Teste Saúde (Deco) | Proteste (Deco)
Manuel Caeiro (Portugal) | Bienal Cerveira Catalogue, 2011 | Livro EPUL 40 anos | José Bechara (Brasil) | ARCO Catalogue, 2011 (Spain) | Carpe Diem 5 Years | Tomaz Hipólito, 2015 rebuild_02 | Travessa da Ermida a Sul, 2016 |Teresa Gonçalves Lobo