About me:

My name is José Ramos and I’m a 32 years old landscape photographer from Portugal. I’ve  developed an increasing interest in photography over the last years, and this passion grew so strong that this was the art I have chosen to express myself, as well as to pay homage to the beauty and power of the planet we inhabit

I’m currently dividing my professional time between working as a doctor (in the psychiatry  field) and photographing, which implies great dedication to be able to develop my skills in both areas. So far this has been possible at the expense of sleeping hours, which could only be bearable through intense passion about both subjects.

In my photos, the act of raising awareness about Nature and the need to protect the environment is simultaneously linked, through embedded concepts for each image, with existential reflections about the self and man’s place in the world.

“When the aesthetic power of nature meets a man’s vision of the world, creation takes place and images become the crystalized hybrid product of this encounter. Travelling and endlessly searching for the light, the silence and the lessons of the landscape, here I present you my vision of the world as seen through my eyes and soul, hoping I can at least take you there just for a moment, to the moment which lies so intense in my memory…” 

Photographic activity:

  • Photographic workshops and photo tours in Portugal landscapes
  • Published in several magazines, including  Digital SLR Photography Magazine, Cameracraft Photography Magazine (one cover, two editions, including full portfolio); f2 Freelance Photographer Magazine (cover feature and portfolio); Photography Week (three covers, one contest win, three featured images), “Destinations” magazine (Milan Presse).
  • Selling prints in medium and large print formats, as well as canvas printing. Shipping to all the world
  • Featured and interviewed in several online blogs/websites.
  • Seven collective or individual exhibitions in Portugal
  • Comissioned shooting and post-processing with music artists, integrating them with natural landscape environments.

Photographic equipment:

Using Sony cameras, and currently sponsored by:

  • Formatt Hitech Filters – using diverse soft, hard and reverse ND grad filters, as well as ProStop IRND ND filters
  • Manfrotto tripods and bags – currently shooting with a Manfrotto MT055XPRO3  tripod+ MH055M0-Q6 ballhead
  • Naneu Bags
  • Terrascape filter bags