Undegraoud by Rui Palha

Rui Palha was born in April 1953, Portugal. Photography is his hobby since the 14 years of age, with great interruptions up to 2001, since then almost all the time Rui is devoted to street photography.

I do not consider myself a photographer in the strict sense of the word. I like to photograph, and I like it a lot, and I do it only to my delight and pleasure. A photographer is supposed to assume, in my opinion, some kind of a "submission" to a certain number of conditions and, in a sense, it implies the loss of freedom, and“freedom” is so important to be able to be creative. In order to be creative you have to be independent of everyone and everything. Of course, this is my subjective opinion, just my thoughts.

All photos by Rui Palha