Pedro Mendonca, born in Lisbon at December 3 of 1972, studied Organic Chemistry, with a passion for photography, but mostly regarded as an hobby.
My geographic move from Lisbon to Oporto opened up new and vast theme options with new landscapes that I felt compelled to photograph simply because of the shear beauty that the north of Portugal has to offer.
Allied to my work on Industrial Heritage, here I try my best to share and show, not only how beautiful Portugal is, but also and all the things and themes that I find that should be shown and shared or, subjects that are of my particular interest.
I prefer perspective angles and strange arrangements although not always possible as one can imagine.
For architectural photography works, my preference goes to buildings from Portuguese architects, especially of the period 1920-1960, in particular, portuguese modernism, defined in a peculiar style called “Português Suave”, but also the more robust and impressive architecture that brutalist style has to offer although scarce in Portugal mainly due to the architectural panorama of the country imposed chiefly by political interference of the state but also cultural reasons.
Some of my favorite architects are Cottinelli Telmo, Cassiano Branco, Jorge Segurado, and Pardal Monteiro.
My photographs are always dramatic or exaggerated, sometimes hyper-chromatic, trying to keep up with my imagination and a sense of oneiric reality.
Most of my photography is in classical black-and-white film, although not digitally processed at the moment to display it here.
From Nature to Architecture, here are my shared visions.
Enjoy your visit, you are welcome.
Photographic services and work subjects
Consulting Services and contributions :
Industrial History it’s heritage and preservation are my principal interests.
For assessment services and evaluation of archive material and identification of key areas for the preservation of company identity, please contact me directly.