Henrique has the coolest camera I have seen: an old school Yashica-mat, which he dearly named “Chica”. It draws some attention, even though we are meeting in front of a photographic institution, Calumet Photographic, a rental store, where he worked for 4 years. He currently tours the country as a commercial buildings’ photographer and has…
Tânia is hyped and energetic, works three jobs and doesn’t even drink coffee. From planning events with the Queen’s cousin to bartending 12-hour shifts, she is “up for anything”. For example, she is currently coaching men on how to be more successful in dates. But events is what she is passionate about. She calls London…
Catarina Santos is a musical theatre actress and runs her own performing arts school. All her childhood and teenage years led up to it, starting from ballet classes at age three, to acting in soap operas at age seven and being part of the school’s choir and theatre group by 16. Attending a Catholic…
[PHOTOS] Before we started chatting over coffee and jazz music, Maria showed me around her area, the building where she lives and her house. I suddenly realised this is very a Portuguese trait.
[PHOTOS] Now in its second year, Comida Fest is the only street market in London showcasing the best of Latin American food and culture. Organised by three longtime friends from Brazil, the market is a food lover’s paradise.
[PHOTOS] Bruno’s accent is as British as it can be, but I can hear a subtle French and Portuguese inflection.
[VIDEO] From having his own YouTube channel to organising guided tours of London, everything Rafa Maciel does seems to involve using his communication skills to meet new people in a fun and engaging way.
[PHOTOS] Pragmatic and straightforward, Liliana works at a foreign exchange company, and is engaged to Rome-born Andrea, who she met just two years ago.
[VIDEO] When Mara Alves was a child, her mum gave her a book about legendary Spanish artist Salvador Dali. The collection of Dali’s work inspired Mara to pursue a career in the world of arts. Since then, she has tried everything from ceramics and pottery, to drawing and painting.
[PHOTOS] Bernardo is chasing the entertainment dream. He wants to be part of one of the grand musical theatre plays that vibrate London’s Soho and Leicester Square.
[VIDEO] In 2009, Ismália de Sousa took a leap of faith and clicked “apply”. Eight years have passed and she is now one of the thousands of EU nurses who make the NHS one of best health care systems in the world.
[PHOTOS] Originally from Portugal, Joana is a London-based reporter, writer and researcher, as well as a political commentator