BEHIND THE LENS
Pedro’s passion for the Ocean and being in the water came in his early age dedicating countless hours swimming, bodyboarding and surfing. His mother, a contemporary artist and a great swimmer was the one who used to take him for long distances swimming in the sea during his early childhood. She also had a big influence on Pedro’s artistic style, a trademark of his work as a photographer. Using his family Nikon 35mm manual camera, Pedro started to take his first photos as a hobby at a very young age. His first opportunity to work in a professional environment was in 1998 in Australia where he worked as a photographer assistant at Fishbone Studios in Sydney. During his time in Australia, Pedro had the opportunity to work with some renowned photographers, learning and developing his skills in many different fields of photography.
Surf photography came later in his life; when Pedro moved to Japan a new start was needed. Using his photography’s skills combined with his large experience in the sea, Pedro was able to create amazing surf and seascape photographs, bringing a new fresh start to his professional career. Soon enough Pedro start to get his photos published in several magazines around the world and became one of the main contributors to the biggest surf website in the world, surfline.com. He had finally found his true calling! Currently Pedro shoots for the major surf magazines in Japan, being often requested to cover international surf trips, as well as contributing to several International magazines, publishing companies, websites and well known world brands.
Beyond surf photography, Pedro also shoots other subjects like Lifestyle, fashion, landscape, cars among other things. On his clients list are renowned companies like Nissan, Honda, Patagonia and Kona Beer. Pedro also acts as a photo director, videographer and producer to agencies that produce movies and documentaries to TV channels such as NHK, Globo Esporte, Canal Off and others. For being essentially a surf photographer that spends long hours inside the water, Pedro knows very well how to deal with adverse situations and how to work under pressure. With his own style and method of work, and always having the best interest of his clients at heart, he delivers quality contents to all his contractors building a trustworthy partnership. Pedro is passionate about his work and he uses his many skills to produce consistently standout images in every job he takes on.
Patagonia - Nissan - Honda - O'Neil - Hurley - Surfline - Surf Trip Journal - Nalu Magazine - Blades - The Surfers Journal Japan - Surf Magazine - Surfin’Life Blue - Oceans Magazine - Globo Esporte - Grupo Sal - Canal Off - NHK - Revista 3sesenta - Foiling Magazine - Tracks Magazine - Surfing Life - Revista Trip -Hardcore - Revista Fluir - Waves and Wood outdoor magazine - Prime Surfing - Surfer Girl - Breitiling - Fuji Winery - Marias - Omaezaki Pain Clinic - Yamaguchi Dental Clinic - Brazilian Embassy in Tokyo - Shirasu Yamato - Daya Surf - Zen Vague Kamakura - One World - Tools - Dove Wetsuits - Quiver - 4 Dimension Wetsuits - Harlem Store - Hard Company Brazil - QuickSilver - Ted Surf - SUP the Mag - The Kite Boarder - Ali Producoes - Geekout Travel - Okuta Corporation