HUGO SILVA, Algarve, Portugal
"I was born in 1977 in the south coast of Portugal (Algarve). My relation with the ocean was established in my early days since Algarve is surrounded by all kind of beaches.
Photography appears in my life due to an uncle, who showed me the analogue stuff at the time. I was emerge in negatives film, projections on the walls and all the stuff in dark room.
Meanwhile I moved to Carcavelos, near the capital Lisbon to go to the university. I have a degree in Economics and a few months later I was started to work in a bank. Photography in that time was abandoned but surf and bodyboard started to get a lot of my attention.
A few years later I've got my first DSLR camera and I've tried to mix the best of the two worlds. Photograph surf, why not?
Sometimes life is not going in the way that we expected and in 2014, I lost my 9 to 5 job. I've spent 2 years dedicated 100% of my time to photography and chasing my dream and living my Endless Summer."