The Illuminated River Project - Leo Villareal lights!

Here some of the images exclusively produced for the artist Leo Villareal about the new light scheme that he elaborated for the London, Southwark, Cannon and Millennium bridges, as part of the Illuminated River project. Absolutely stunning, the London bridges are looking more beautiful than ever!

You can see all images here: https://www.joasphotographer.com/leo-villareal

Battersea Power Station Collection - LIMITED EDITION

Battersea Power Station Collection by Joas Souza, limited edition of only 20 signed copies each.

A collection of 5 beautiful prints size 70x100cm (28x40") printed in a 240gsm Lustre Photo Paper, float mounted and framed in a high-quality wood black satin finish, under a quality glass.

£2,500.00

Puglia - Italy - Last Summer Aerial Shots

For the past few years I've been traveling to Italy very often, which gave me the opportunity to fly over some very special spots along the Province of Lecce (and Amalfi Coast), capturing beautiful aerial photographs of the landscape. After 2 years of comes and goes, I managed to gather some of the best images produced to have them displayed here in my website which I would like to share with you. To see the full set please click here https://www.joasphotographer.com/aerials-italy

Merano / Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

Very happy to know that Merano Residences was shortlisted by the RIBA as part of the 83 Best New Buildings in London. Although it was not the best period of the year to photograph, the results came out quite well. I will be back next summer to make the best out of it. Wishing RSH+P luck!

“Since 1996, the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has hosted awards for exemplary buildings across the UK by RIBA Chartered Architects and RIBA International Fellows. This year, 83 projects have been shortlisted for the RIBA London Awards from a list of 200 entrants.

Each project will be visited by one of five London juries during the month of April. Winners will be announced at the award ceremony on May 20th at the RIBA headquarters at 66 Portland Place, London. News of the shortlist follows on from similar selections by RIBA South WestRIBA East, and RIBA North East.” (https://www.archdaily.com/913299/the-83-best-new-buildings-in-london-shortlisted-by-the-riba)






Westbury Road for Cortizo

Got a commission from Cortizo (Spain), one of the leading manufacturer and distributor of aluminum and PVC systems for the architecture and industry sectors, they asked some photos of a nice property in New Malden, where they supplied the all the windows. Loved the project. The weather wasn’t that good, but enough to get some nice images out of it.

Battersea Studios

I had the opportunity to shoot the Battersea Studios yesterday for Edward Charles & Partners. What a lovely interior! Definitely a very interesting place to work and set a company office.

INSPIRATION FOR MY NEXT PERSONAL PROJECT - ART DECO

I was looking for some particular architectural style to photograph, some inspiration for my next personal project. Well, I just found it. Whilst visiting Miami for the first time, I discovered the incredible Art Deco Historic District in South Beach, the whole neighbourhood is just about Art Deco, I have to admit, it is stunning! So, I quickly ran and grabbed my camera, no tripod, just hand held and crazily captured as much as could along Ocean Drive, I had to be quick as my wife and daughter were waiting for me by the beach. That was enough to spark the idea for my next personal project: to capture the most interesting Art Deco buildings back home, in UK, specially in London, where we probably have plenty. Now, time to do some home work, researches, to deeply study about Art Deco before the summer arrives. It will be fun!

ACADEMY - THE BIG PHOTO E-ZINE

I'm extremely delighted to see this great article about my Drone Aerial Photography been published in the pages of the Academy - The Big Photo E-Zine. I hope you enjoy it as well! Drone photography is definitely a revolution, the democratisation of the skies. 

The whole magazine can be downloaded from here: https://thephotographeracademy.com/sites/default/files/magazine/thebigphotoissue19.pdf

Officine Gullo - Catalogue Cover

I'm delighted to see that the cover page of my client catalogue, Officine Gullo, is featuring my photo. They produce some of the most exclusive and expensive kitchens in the world. For me, as an interior photographer, it was a delightful time shooting it.

Chappell Lofts

I was absolutely delighted to be invited by Hallmark Property Group to shoot the Chappell Lofts, a conversion of the famous Victorian era Chappell Piano factory into spacious three and four bedroom loft apartments, located on Belmont Street, off Chalk Farm Road, in the heart of London's vibrant Camden. That was the most special property that I ever photographed so far, absolutely genial, superb and unique! Website: http://www.chappellofts.com

More images @ http://www.joasphotographer.com/chappell-lofts/

The Brutally Honest Guide to Microstock Photography

Hi all,  I’m really excited to share and recommend to all of you interested in start doing microstock photography to read this very useful book written by a dear friend and great professional, Alexandre Rotenberg.  This highly illustrative Brutally Honest Guide tells it how it is!  To ‘make it’ as a freelance Microstock photographer takes a hell of a lot of technical talent, effort and commercial awareness. If you possess these qualities, submitting stock photos presents an opportunity to earn some extra cash for images that might otherwise be gathering digital dust. Businesses desperately need high quality and cost-effective stock images to persuade consumers to purchase their products and/or services.  Alexandre Rotenberg is a travel photographer and has been submitting travel stock photos to various agencies since 2012. He tells his story from the frustration of earning practically nothing to running his own stock photography small business which generates him a tidy sum every month that he uses to travel and upgrade his equipment.  Alex provides you with the necessary technical and commercial/editorial advice to succeed, while at the same time teaching you how to manage your expectations. This is not a ‘get rich quick scheme’, so he’s included an insightful case-study of an ‘average contributor’ who submits over a three-year period.  What's more, you get an overview of the 'ins and outs' of submitting your images to various agencies so that you can decide which agencies you should target. He also includes advice as to how to submit your images outside of Microstock to obtain the maximum amount of royalties from your premium images.  Here’s the table of contents:  Chapter 1 – Microstock Photography 101  Chapter 2 - What's in my Camera Bag?  Chapter 3 – Achieving Technical Excellence  Chapter 4 - The Legal Side of Stock Photography  Chapter 5 - Licensing Editorial & Commercial Images  Chapter 6 - Overview on Agencies to License Images  Chapter 7 - How Much Can You Expect to Earn (The Extra Mile Isn’t Crowded)?  Chapter 8 - Creating Interesting Images  Chapter 9 - Finding your Niche  Chapter 10 - Keywording  Chapter 11 – Workflow Optimisation  Chapter 12 - Opportunities Outside of Microstock  Interview with Joas Souza, London-based Architectural photographer  This sharing of his experiences will both save you time and help you maximise your earnings right from the start. Screw the outdated mentality of the corporate 9-5 jobs, and join the growing ‘gig economy’ by starting to earn from your stock photos today!  Alexandre Rotenberg  Travel Photographer   Arotenberg.photoshelter.com  /  brutallyhonestmicrostock.com

Hi all,

I’m really excited to share and recommend to all of you interested in start doing microstock photography to read this very useful book written by a dear friend and great professional, Alexandre Rotenberg.

This highly illustrative Brutally Honest Guide tells it how it is!

To ‘make it’ as a freelance Microstock photographer takes a hell of a lot of technical talent, effort and commercial awareness. If you possess these qualities, submitting stock photos presents an opportunity to earn some extra cash for images that might otherwise be gathering digital dust. Businesses desperately need high quality and cost-effective stock images to persuade consumers to purchase their products and/or services.

Alexandre Rotenberg is a travel photographer and has been submitting travel stock photos to various agencies since 2012. He tells his story from the frustration of earning practically nothing to running his own stock photography small business which generates him a tidy sum every month that he uses to travel and upgrade his equipment.

Alex provides you with the necessary technical and commercial/editorial advice to succeed, while at the same time teaching you how to manage your expectations. This is not a ‘get rich quick scheme’, so he’s included an insightful case-study of an ‘average contributor’ who submits over a three-year period.

What's more, you get an overview of the 'ins and outs' of submitting your images to various agencies so that you can decide which agencies you should target. He also includes advice as to how to submit your images outside of Microstock to obtain the maximum amount of royalties from your premium images.

Here’s the table of contents:

Chapter 1 – Microstock Photography 101

Chapter 2 - What's in my Camera Bag?

Chapter 3 – Achieving Technical Excellence

Chapter 4 - The Legal Side of Stock Photography

Chapter 5 - Licensing Editorial & Commercial Images

Chapter 6 - Overview on Agencies to License Images

Chapter 7 - How Much Can You Expect to Earn (The Extra Mile Isn’t Crowded)?

Chapter 8 - Creating Interesting Images

Chapter 9 - Finding your Niche

Chapter 10 - Keywording

Chapter 11 – Workflow Optimisation

Chapter 12 - Opportunities Outside of Microstock

Interview with Joas Souza, London-based Architectural photographer

This sharing of his experiences will both save you time and help you maximise your earnings right from the start. Screw the outdated mentality of the corporate 9-5 jobs, and join the growing ‘gig economy’ by starting to earn from your stock photos today!

Alexandre Rotenberg

Travel Photographer

Arotenberg.photoshelter.com / brutallyhonestmicrostock.com

Canon CPS Workshops - Oxford and Edinburg

I felt falttered for been invited by Canon CPS UK to give two workshops talking about my work and techniques. The first one was in Oxford and in the following day, Edinburg. Very receptive and interested crowd, new friends made and of course, it was great hanging out with the Canon Team. Stay tuned for the next ones!

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Oak Tree House by Graham Stirk and Susan Le Good

I couldn't be happier with the results of the photography I've produced for the architects Graham Stirk and Susan Le Good of their home in a lovely village in Suffolk. The project is simply beautiful, modern and minimalist, with a spacious open plan featuring exposed timber frames.

The geometry of the project is astonishing, therefore to make the most of it, I've spent an entire day shooting inside out, from the air and ground. Please check here the best features of this incredible project.

 Oak Tree House - Lavenham by Joas Souza Photographer

Royal Institute of British Architects (Riba) Stirling Prize have been announced!

The contenders for the Royal Institute of British Architects (Riba) Stirling Prize have been announced. The shortlist illustrates the best in design and architectural practice in the past year.

I'm happy to see that British Museum World Conservation and Exhibitions Centre by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners has been named. It was a delightful project to photograph, the whole building is stunning, really deserves the nomination.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/2vLByqHZrhLnxBN743Rnpg/shortlist-for-the-countrys-top-architecture-award-revealed

 British Museum Extension by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners - Photos by Joas Souza

German Warehouse

Couple of weeks ago I was comissioned to photograph a massive warehouse in Germany for one of the biggest property investor in UK. The weather turned down at the last minute and instead a blue sky, I had to face a grey one, having to shoot between short breaks without rain. This was one of the situations where I really had to get blood from a stone. I didn't have the luxury of staying for another day hopping to get a better weather, so, my solution was to enjoy the nearly monocromatic landscape and start exploring the curves and lines of the warehouse structure. The challenge was good and the results were even better. 

PX3 2016 - Honorable Mention

Surprise surprise! I received a Honorable Mention by the French photo awards PX3 for my project, Vietnam - a country of workers!

I submitted 5 images, which is part of a 105 pages book (which I'm looking for a publisher to get it produced in series) containing a series of black and white photographs about the bustling streets of Hanoy and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

A preview of the book can be seen accessing http://www.blurb.co.uk/books/3371388-vietnam-a-country-of-worker

Joas Souza : Vietnam - A Country of Workers - 
http://www.px3.fr/winners/zoom2.php?eid=1-60715-16

Interview about the project for ePHOTOzine: https://www.ephotozine.com/article/ephotozine-talks-to-joas-souza--26001