Flávia

Nuno Andrade is a 28-year-old photographer born and bred in Lisbon, where he still resides. Nuno had started getting into photography with digital cameras about five years ago, but fell out of love with it until he begun shooting on film, and that’s basically all he’s been doing for the past three years.

How did the idea for the series come about?

I got in touch with Flávia via Instagram while I was on my recent trip to Porto. Although we’d never met, she was extremely easy to work with and felt very comfortable with herself, which is the best feature you can hope for from a model. For the location, I just quickly asked a friend of mine if it was cool to use his apartment without even seeing it first, and it was everything we could expect, and more. The lighting was stunning and everything just flowed.

What do you hope to achieve through your photography?

I just hope that someday my work will be recognizable and that I can create my own aesthetic so that when people look at a photo, they can see it’s mine. I think that mostly comes from my personal relationships with the people I shoot and how comfortable they feel around me, but it’s a process. I just do it so that hopefully the culture in Portugal grows and gets attention from the outside because there’s a lot of talent here.

Your ideal morning?

I like to wake up and eat a toast and drink a latte while smoking a cigarette by the window. That paired with a good playlist get me ready for the day.

Your dream person to photograph?

I know it’s a cliche but I’d love to photograph Emily Ratajkowski. She’s simply stunning and seems very down to earth. Also Jaden and Willow Smith, and Frank Ocean (ok a lot more than you asked but just one person is difficult haha).

What are you most excited about for the 2018?

I’m just excited to see how Lisbon and Portugal grow, I think it’ll be a great year to break down a few barriers. As for myself, I hope to do less shoots but with a lot more thought going into them, and collaborate with a few brands for editorials.