Helio Antonio

Photographer, Nazare, Portugal

Português (English below)

POR Nascido em Novembro de 1978, cresceu na Nazaré a 200 metros do mar e terá sido essa proximidade que alimentou a paixão pelas ondas e pela água salgada. Aos 17 anos começa a fazer bodyboard e cedo percebe que terá de imortalizar a beleza daquilo que via dentro de água. Assim nasce a fotografia na sua vida, tentando eternizar o fascínio pelo mar e a beleza enigmática das ondas. Actualmente fotografa maioritariamente na Nazaré e na zona centro de Portugal, mas a sua grande paixão é fotografar pelo mundo em locais com ondas perfeitas. As suas imagens já constaram em marcas e publicações como a Vert, Riptide, Carve, SUP Lovers, Correio da Manhã, Público, Frontline, Lux Woman, Cosmopolitan, Mens Health, Sport Life, Magicseaweed, SurfTotal, WSL Big Wave Awards, Onda Wetsuits, Pukas, Agent Eighteen e Deeply.

ENGLISH

Born in November 1978, grew up close to the beach at Nazare wich definitely sparked his passion for waves and salt water. Started bodyboarding at age 17 and soon feels the need to register the beauty of what he saw while surfing. That’s how photography enters his life, trying to eternalize his ocean fascination and the enigmatic beauty of waves. Nowadays he shoots mostly at Nazare and the central coastal region of Portugal, but his biggest passion is to travel the world looking for perfect waves. He published for clients like Vert, Riptide, Carve, SUP Lovers, Correio da Manhã, Público, Frontline, Lux Woman, Cosmopolitan, Mens Health, Sport Life, Magicseaweed, SurfTotal, WSL Big Wave Awards, Onda Wetsuits, Pukas, Agent Eighteen e Deeply.

Spending a lot of hours shooting in cold water will most probably result in ear problems. The best way to deal with that is to find the most efficent and confortable ear plug in the market wich i believe to be SurfEars.

http://vert-mag.com/galerias/o-ano-em-imagens

http://surftotal.com/noticias/historia/item/7137-as-imagens-do-ano-para-helio-antonio

http://magicseaweed.com/news/winter-kicks-off-at-portugals-most-ridiculous-beachbreak/8280/

PHOTO CREDITS:
Helio Antonio