My passion is to create memories
Being a designer, photography has become a natural part of Tânia’s work. After ten years of working as a web designer in Portugal, Tânia swapped her city-office life in Lisbon for a new way of life on a paradise island. Here, she embraces the wonders of South East Asia with all her senses.
Photography had been an interest from an early age. Getting to use her grandfather Rolleicord (film camera) as a little girl was always fun. Interest turned into a passion that has seen Tania photograph some of the most stunning locations across Asia (Indonesia, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam)
Based between Bali and Sumba, she’s the Official Photographer and Designer of the most unique resort in the world:Nihiwatu Resort (2016 Travel+Leisure World’s #1 Hotel in THE WORLD) for the last 3 years.
Tânia’s photography portfolio is distinct for its very diverse nature: underwater, surf, yoga, culture, entertainment, aerial, candid and lifestyle. It is always the natural, spontaneous moments of people and places that inspire her. She particularly loves it when a photo records a moment laced with traditions, culture and history as she believes these are the pictures that speak for themselves.
She often follows people on different activities, setting off to faraway seas to capture the way life unfolds around these places, during these times she also mastered skills such as scuba diving, helping her uncover an entirely new eco system to photograph. With the help of underwater gear for both for herself and her Nikon camera, she is able to capture amazing underwater creatures as well as everlasting moments.
With works published in over 40 top international magazines and websites, she has recently landed the cover of Jan/Feb 2017 issue of Departures Magazine and on Nikon Asia website, continuing to be enjoyed by inspired eyes all over the globe.
Although most of her time is dedicated to Nihiwatu, her passion to travel often sees her exploring new photographic adventures. She covered TEDx Ubud 2016 edition, as well as several social events in Seminyak Bali. Her last adventure lead her to Cambodia and Maldives, where she did some photography work for Six Senses Laamu.
Fascinated by the ocean, she started to scuba dive in 2008 and last year fulfilled a life long goal of becoming a PADI scuba dive instructor.