Bio: José Augusto Diniz, born in Portugal, 1972, mostly lived around there ever since.
CV: "Curso de Especialización en Fotografia de Autor", Escuela Too Many Flash, Madrid, 2018; a handful of small prizes in local amateur photo competitions; a big wall covered with family pictures and a bunch of hard drives filled with crappy shots.
Artist Statement: Constantly searching for originality and profound meaning, some contemporary art seems to have drifted away from what I would think to be it's primary objective: the representation of beauty. Just beauty. Or, at the very least, something remotely interesting. However, I'm no artist nor art expert and lack the credibility to make such statements. Truth be told, I'm just a self-taught amateur with more cameras than talent. And I already have a family, a career, a place to be. This allows me total freedom to pursue human emotion and expressiveness, in a timeless and universal visual language, through photography (sounds fancy, right?!). Doesn't pay the bills, but keeps me happy.
Proof of utter and continuing failure in such undertaking can also be found in my Instagram feed, under the handle @egozarolho.