Those of you who follow my blog (thank you) already know this amazing young lady.
I love Joana for so many reasons so let me share some.
I came across Joana on Facebook a few years ago.
She was a friend of a friend and the very first time I saw a picture of her I knew we had to meet. Visually I fell in love with Joana right that minute.
I sent her an email explaining who I was and what was my idea. A couple of minutes later the answer was: yes, let’s do it.
Simple as that!
That was the beginning of a solid friendship.
I’ve been taking pictures of Joana for several years now and, of course, Joana is much, much more than just a beautiful woman. She is like the “whole deal”, beauty and brains. Despite the 20 years gap between us we are so in sync about so many things. We are both designers, we both love film photography and we both share strong opinions about deeper issues.
She makes my life richer both intellectually and aesthetically and I dare to say that many of my most beautiful photographic moments happened shooting with Joana.
A beautiful girl turned into a beautiful young woman and I’ve been around taking pictures of the process.
I feel honored by that.
Love you J.
The following pictures are in chronological order.