Ricardo Da Cunha
Ricardo's imagery offers an insight into his philosophy on life. His images portray a world that he seeks; one that is simple and devoid of the noise that increasingly dominates our complicated lives. Ricardo likes to give his subjects space for them to breathe; just like he needs to find space so that his soul can breathe. Photography gives Ricardo the silence that he increasingly desires.
Ricardo's images are often not true interpretations of what his camera sees but more importantly they are true interpretations of what Ricardo felt or what he thought he was seeing. To Ricardo this is more important as it helps enable the photographer to become a part of the photograph, and therefore reflects the photographer's unique personality and thus in turn helping to make images unique.
Ricardo aims to produce images with a vision to inspire people to simplify their lives and appreciate the very few things that truly matter and bring us happiness. Therefore Ricardo's images portray a more simplistic style. Long as he can remember Ricardo has subconsciously tried to simplify everything in his life, largely due to the anxiety that he suffers from. Incorporating this approach into his photography has been a natural progression and response. It's this underlying vision that guides all the choices Ricardo makes in his photography today.
"Ultimately I want to create honest, authentic and personally meaningful images that reflect who I am and please no one else but myself."