When we first published the work of Mariana Cheoo in the October 2020 edition, we were impressed by the delicacy of her portraits, the intimate approach and the extraordinary use of the available light. When we realized that Mariana feels just as comfortable behind a camera as in front of it, we immediately had an […]
Rafael Malvar and Mariana Cheoo
About Rafael Malvar and Mariana Cheoo
Mariana Cheoo Mariana Cheoo was born and lives in Lisbon, Portugal. She was a restless and curious child, willing to explore the world. Miss Engineer, to the delight of her parents (and she just didn't follow medicine because she never handled needles well). Today, she thanks: the course taught her how to cope with business skills. However, the hidden art skill has always lived inside her. Art was born with it. Mariana is Art. Rafael Malvar My name is Rafael Malvar, 41 years old, Portuguese, living in the west coast of Portugal. I do not live of photography, but I am a photographer, practitioner, learner, and an addict. Going a bit back in time, I started shooting in analog with an old Pentax, with a 50mm lens, I was about 16-17 years old, and I consider myself an observant person since I could remember.