I am a Brazilian born photographer living in London. My work goes from reality to imagination. I always questions whether what we perceive is truly the reality or something revealed according to our life experience or our senses. I have been working on different projects since 2003 and each one of them reflects a certain period of my life. 'Moods around the World' has been a long term project. It is much more related to 'reality' itself. The main idea underpinning this multicultural body of work is the beautiful diversity of the cultures around the world. 'Through the Present' is a project that explores reflections of the past through images of the present. I love to capture the contrasts and to highlight details both in the foreground and the background. 'It exists because I see it', published in the International Contemporary Artist Vol. VI., is a body of work presenting landscapes detached from reality. Through this work I free myself from any rules. I shoot what I am 'seeing' in that moment. It is much more related to my inner side than to 'reality' itself. It is a process that allows me to keep discovering life from different perspectives, searching for a personal approach. To check the full version of these series or other projects that I have been developing, please check: www.valmasferreroliveira.com
Some of my work has recently been featured in publications based in USA, Italy and Switzerland.
2016 - Ibero-American Arts Award, 2013 - Public Choice Award