Jose F. Costa is a photographer born and based in Lisbon, Portugal. He likes to work on long term projects, especially those involving people and their places, depicting a reality that can suggest different stories to the viewer. To him, the experience of the photographic act and the final picture play the same role in his life. He teaches photography at Jean-Piaget Institute.

 Education: Degree in Photography and Visual Culture, by IADE University, 2010-2013

“Photography can be ruthless, that is why I always have a gentle approach;
I want to take portraiture to some pure essence – it’s a trace of the real, stillness and quietness;
photography is about contemplation and emotions – it always moves me.”