rui almeida

” Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I'm going to take tomorrow. ”

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Rui Almeida was born in Santarém, Portugal in 1980. He photographs since 2006 and photography has become his main hobby since then.

He is self-taught and all that he learned was by trial and error, being the internet a great way of learning and also an excellent way to display his works, making possible to receive constructive feedback from other photographers.

Over time the photographer has been invited to take part in magazines, brochures, books, exhibitions and some of his works appeared in television ads. In recent years, international companies became customers, including Microsoft, Amazon, BBC, De Agostin, AOL, Spotify etc.

The photographer is quite self-critical with his work. He seeks perfection within imperfection, the uneasy peace, the restless quiet, the beauty in decay ... He enjoys several styles of photography, from landscape to abandoned places and also works in digital manipulation.

In this context he published a book that mixes images with titles alluding to poetry, giving the readers something to think about while browsing the images.

Called "Poetry in Images", it was released by the publisher Mindaffair in July 2014 and is available in Portuguese and English in a limited version.

From December to January 2015, the photographer makes its first art exhibition at the Cultural Center of Cartaxo (Portugal).

Favorite quote: ”Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I'm going to take tomorrow.” - Imogen Cunningham

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Some of my sales of the last year

Client: GOOGLE


Client: aol

Title: Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible
Date: January 2016




Client: Microsoft Multimedia Publishing

Title: It is good to have an end to journey towards, but it is the journey that matters, in the end
Date: December 2015


Client: BBC


Client: Lonely Planet Publications

Title: To see the rainbow, you need not fear the rain
Date: Octuber 2015


client: Simplex Internet Inc

Title: Who control the world?
Date: September 2015


Client: Al Jazeera America

Title: Soviet gas mask and nuclear explosion
Date: August 2015


Client: Seagate Technology

Title: Elephant on natures great masterpiece
Date: August 2015


Title: We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life, is when men are afraid of the light
Date: July 2015