Self-portrait during double handed sailing passage, between Fiji and New Caledonia.
Born and raised in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Started sailing competitively at age 11.
Swimming is a passion. First photography instruction from his Father. Exchange student in Boise, Idaho.
Got hooked on snowboarding. Top finisher at the Idaho State Championships after one season on the snow. Started windsurfing.
Attended the Brazilian military school of officers (CPOR-PA) graduating as a second lieutenant of the Army, Infantry division.
Learned rock climbing. Earned a BS in Business Administration at PUCRS University. Backpacked for a year in North America and Europe.
Participated in sailboat deliveries and competitions in South America, North America, Europe and the South Pacific. Started a boat rigging service with a friend.
Helped organize and participated in a one-month Land Rover expedition in Patagonia.
Pursued a career in business, working in Marketing and Advertising. Began SCUBA diving.
Moved to the US for post-graduate education. Attended UCLA, specializing in Marketing and Advertising.
Changed career. Attended Hallmark Institute of Photography in Massachusetts.
Graduated top of his Class. Moved to Miami. Needed to be near the water.
Learned Kitesurfing. Managed a commercial photography and equipment rental studio. Ran first marathon, ran second marathon.
Worked as a Digital Tech for top fashion and commercial photographers. Landed first job as a commercial photographer.
Became an avid Kite-Hydrofoiler and Stand Up Paddle border. Married the love of his life.
Launched www.photosailboat.com, as an outlet for sailing projects. Sailed at 27 knots on a 65’ sailboat at the RORC 600 Antigua.
Co-founded the women’s apparel brand www.petitfrompoa.com with his wife.
Shooting Portrait, Lifestyle, Sports, and Unit Stills photography, and always having a blast…