Porto Photo Fest met recently with the incredible Portuguese talent Ana Lisa Luças, a mixed media artist who gives us insight into how she works with brands such as Chocolates da Vida. In a recent interview with Favourite Design, Ana expresses her future ambitions:

“In the future I want to internationalize, to have my work in different countries, not just Portuguese products that have been exported but work with different cultures and different projects. Getting out of my comfort zone.”

Here is a sample of her amazing mixed media work:

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“Viver O Porto” Interviews Cradoc Bagshaw

This spring we had the golden opportunity to introduce the first of Porto Photo Fest’s foreign photographers to the city of Porto. It’s no secret we love our city, but is there anything more exciting than seeing a newcomer fall in love, too?

Lifestyle blogger Paula Calheiros of Viver O Porto interviewed analog specialist Cradoc Bagshaw recently, during his visit in May. Cradoc will be giving a series of street photography workshops during Porto Photo Fest starting with “The Complete Street Series” (September 11-13), an Experienced Analog Photography Workshop (September 14-15), and a “Beyond the Street” masterclass on Sunday, September 17.

We met with Paula at Rua das Flores for the interview and were at the other end of the lens this time, where she asks Cradoc about his impressions of Porto, his early days in photography, his approach to street shooting, and — of course — the hotly-debated question of analog vs digital.

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Cradoc Bagshaw – “The Complete Street Series”

On May 13, Porto Photo Fest co-hosted an Instagram Instawalk event with the talented photographers of IgersPorto and the PortoPhotoFest‘s analogue photography specialist Cradoc Bagshaw. During and after that event, we gathered a lot of feedback about the speed bumps and hurdles of street photography and film cameras, which included:
  • feeling intimidated by photographing strangers;
  • engaging your camera subjects;
  • finding interesting places to photograph people;
  • dealing with harsh lighting conditions.
You spoke. We listened.

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Welcome to Porto Photo Fest Blog!

This is where we will be highlighting Photography community surrounding the PortoPhotoFest.

If you would like your opportunity to have your work showcased online, now is your chance to do so. Just head to our “call for submissions” page where you will be given the opportunity to submit your best Porto images.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Anna and the team!