MARTINS BASTOS

A Portuguese Photographer based in Barreiro, Portugal

I’M JOAO MARTINS BASTOS AND I WAS BORN IN BARREIRO, PORTUGAL, A CITY IN THE SOUTH MARGIN OF THE TAGUS RIVER WITH A FANTASTIC VIEW OVER LISBON, IN THE NORTH MARGIN.
MY MAIN JOB IS NOT RELATED TO PHOTOGRAPHY, BUT IS INDEED RELATED TO TV. I’M A MANAGER SPECIALIZED IN ON-AIR-GRAPHICS, AND I’M WORKING IN TV SINCE I WAS 21 YEARS OLD.
I’VE LIVED IN BARREIRO (PORTUGAL), MADRID (SPAIN) AND BARCELONA (CATALONIA… OK SPAIN) AND I SPEAK PORTUGUESE, SPANISH AND ENGLISH. I CAN SPEAK CATALAN AND FRENCH, BUT LET’S FACE IT… QUITE BAD!
I TRAVEL A LOT AND I LOVE IT. BY WORK OR LEISURE, I’M ALWAYS TRAVELING, AND EVEN WHEN I’M WORKING I USUALLY HAVE TIME TO KNOW THE PLACES WHERE I’M TRAVELING TO. SO I COUNT WITH MORE THAN 30 COUNTRIES VISITED, SOME OF THEM MANY TIMES, AND THAT’S WHY I’VE SO MANY TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHS.
IN MY SPARE TIMES, I DO WORK AS A FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER, VISUAL ARTIST, AND I’M A SPEAKER AT PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS. I ALSO RUN MY OWN PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO IN BARREIRO, PORTUGAL.