My name is Manel, I was born in the beautiful city of Lisbon, Portugal and I live in an amazing place by the sea named Ericeira, right next to my lightful home city. I grew up surrounded by an a inspiring artistic ambience and I always loved photography. The passion has grow and today I devote much time of my life to this art. If any, my style is simple and natural. I like to capture beauty. This alias is a tribute to my black labrador and long time partner Lance. This quote from the movie “American Beauty” encapsules my feelings about photography.

Do you want to see the most beautiful thing I’ve ever filmed? It was one of those days when it’s a minute away from snowing, and there’s this electricity in the air, you can almost hear it. And this bag was just, dancing with me, like a little kid beggin’ me to play with it – for fifteen minutes. And that’s the day I realized that there was this entire life behind things, and this incredibly benevolent force that wanted me to know that there was no reason to be afraid, ever. Video’s a poor excuse, I know. But it helps me remember – I need to remember. Sometimes, there’s so much beauty in the world – I feel like I can’t take it, like my heart is just going to cave in.

These are my photos. Welcome