People, Architecture and Nature photographer, Rui Vale de Sousa is a native of the north of Portugal, the first capital of the country, Guimaraes, where he grew up.
Early on, he developed a love for photography, mostly of landscapes and nature, packing along a 35mm camera during his hiking and climbing days. He bought his first camera, a Canon WP1, to picture his radical sports.
At the same time we started foto.pt, the first photography community of Portugal, just for a wile, until Tiago Fonseca made a new and better one.
After that he bought his first Nikon, a F60 and a Nikon FM10, when he really decided to learn more about photography.
The following year he started a lomography club in his hometown with a LCA: Lomo Kompact Automat. The club was called LEG, "Lomo Em Guimaraes".
A couple of years later, Rui and his best friend António Jorge Nunes, started the most important photography community of Portugal: www.1000imagens.com.