"My hope is that my photographs will inspire others to see, as I do, what nature and the cultures around thew world has best to offer, and to contribute to preserving what soon, if we do nothing, will disappear"
My name is Carlos Antunes, I'm 31 years old, a Civil Engineer by profession and a passionate photographer .
Fate made me head for the African continent, more specifically to Mozambique, where I worked and lived for just over 3 years, and where I sowed what would become my passion, and it is to photography that I dedicate almost all my free time. In a continent as vast and beautiful, and as unique and pure as the African one, it is extremely easy to cross with wildlife, fascinating cultures and untouched nature.
“The only man I envy is the man who has not yet been to Africa, for he has so much to look forward to." - Richard Mullin
I experienced my first safari with friends in the Kruger National Park in South Africa, a beautiful reserve just over an hour away from where I lived, and like most young millennials of our generation, we had little more than our mobile phones’ cameras to capture all that beautiful wildlife. On that day, on a dirt road, we saw a stopped car, with a telephoto lens coming out of the window (from where one can see the smallest hole in the moon - I thought at the moment), to photograph a beautiful couple of cheetahs with their recent prey. When I realized that the cell phones we used, could only distinguish that beautiful specimen from any other common cat by the fur pattern,
I asked the photographer if he could email me one or two photographs for later recall. It was these same photos that I received in my email a few weeks later, which aroused interest in photography. Next day I was investing in my first Canon SLR. Since then, I have been passionate about photography, mainly wildlife, having covered most of the National Parks of Southern Africa.
For my portfolio I have already covered South Africa, Mozambique, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Tanzania, Kenya, Zanzibar and Swaziland. Today, while based in Lisbon, I continue to expand and foster this passion in the most varied aspects, especially in travel photography.
Every picture taken, I shoot it for me as a portrait of the way I see the world, and I think it's like this, with pride in every capture, in the late hours editing, that I show you, my perspective, my vision of all and nothing.
My hope is that my photographs will inspire others to see, as I do, what nature and the cultures around thew world has best to offer, and to contribute to preserving what soon, if we do nothing, will disappear.
Someone once told me - "No one ever shows a poor photograph, but it's the poor photos that lead from good to good," well, I say there are no poor photographs, as long as they mean something to you!