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Renaissance Pawtraits

  • Prize
    Gold in Nature/Domestic Animals
  • Photographer
    Joao Carlos
  • Studio
    cruise equilibrium lda
  • Website
    http://www.joaocarlosphoto.com
  • Instagram
    https://www.instagram.com/joaocarlosphoto/

The Renaissance movement brought realism back to art and presents people in their true form. These works are not extravagant- the people are the center of attention and the backgrounds are plain. The Renaissance period saw the first oil paintings and this became the standard for artists everywhere, whereas tempera paint had been the standard before. I humanize and elevate the furry and feathery creatures , into Barrons , Generals , kings ,Nights ,Lady’s and Queens . this series is part of a calendar to raise awareness and funds for a animal shelter Bianca .

Born in New York to Portuguese parents, João Carlos is an Advertising, Fashion and Portrait Photographer and Film Director currently based in Lisbon Portugal. At the age of five, João expressed his innate interest in creating when he asked his parents for a camera for Christmas. Upon receiving a box like toy camera, he kindly thanked them but gave it back, pointing out that it did not have a flash and wanted a real one.
Though he expressed this interest in having a ‘real’ camera at the age of five, João’s artistic explorations began with painting and fine arts which led him to study at Ar.co

Awards 2020 IPA Honorable Mention
2020 Qualifications APPImagem 4 Merits in Photography +comercerial image of the year
2019 FEP European Photographer of the Year Award – Finalist in Portrait category and Fashion category
2019 Insties Gerador Best Portrait Nomination
2019 Qualifications APPImagem 8 Merits in Photography + Distinguished Photographer Award + 2 Merits Video
2018 PX3 Silver Award
2016 PX3 Silver Award + Honorable Mention +2ed Public Choice
2015 QEP European Qualified Photographer Fashion
2014 Awarded the medal off cultural merit by the City of Caldas da Rainha .
World Photographers Cup Team Portugal 2ed Place
2013 World Photographers Cup Team Portugal 3ed Place
2011 Communication Arts award of Excellence Art Director
2010 Hasselblad Masters Award
2005 / 2003 VII Bienal de Fotografia da Moita / VII Photography Biannual Award of Moita – Honorable Mention, Moita, Portugal
2001 XI Bienal Internacional de Arte de Vila Nova de Cerveira, Portugal