My photographic work deals largely with the human condition and it's mostly recognizable for the introspective and enigmatic imagery.
A significant part of my work as an artist and photographer is an exploration on visual perception and a way of photographing thoughts or mental landscapes. These landscapes spring both from an inside perspective, as well as from someone on the outside looking into a particular topic within.
The subject matter is not an essential part of what I wish to express because most of the times it's serving an universal purpose within the concept of a given series of photos - a narrative. Therefore the models, bodies or gestures are a natural consequence of the atmosphere they try to evoke.
Since what I'm always looking to express is something from inside, I tend to work with the unknown and with elements which are not (always) visible in the frame.
I believe imagination and curiosity can be transcribed into images in a poetic way, through a language somewhere in-between cinema and literature.
When I look back at some photos I understand the real interest lies outside the frame, that is, outside the image itself. In what is not there.
I believe in the capacity of our minds to use the image as a mere gateway or starting point to then extrapolate beyond the confinements of the medium. Indeed that is what a good image should be able to do: take the viewer somewhere far away from what is real and tangible.


Nuno Moreira is a visual artist working with graphic design, photography, collage and sometimes video.
Born in 1982 (Lisbon), Nuno studied Cinema but always worked as photographer, educator and designer, being most importantly a self-taught image creator.
After working many years for different companies in the seventh day of the seventh month of 2007 NM DESIGN / PHOTOS was founded.
For over a decade he's been working independently through his own studio which specializes in Art Direction for book covers, music design, photography and brand identity.
Nuno's projects include collage artworks under the banner of ABRAKADABRA, numerous series of installations, books and photography projects such as FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE (2011), STATE OF MIND (2013), and ZONA (2015).
As a multidisciplinary artist Nuno has exhibited solo and in group shows since 2006 in galleries around the world and his led by a constant curiosity to experience different cultures, travel, and engage in stimulating projects related with art, design, language, books and visual experimentation.


2016 - Palavra Comum (by Ramiro Torres, in Portuguese)
2016 - Falar Criativo podcast (by Rui Branco, in Portuguese)
2016 - Black&White Magazine (by George Slade)
2016 - Ghost Magazine (by Sophie Greenidge)
2016 - Empty Kingdom (by Benny Thompson)
2016 - Interesting Photographers
2016 - O Editorial (by Álvaro Tavares Ramos)
2016 - O Editorial (by Álvaro Tavares Ramos, in Portuguese)
2016 - Resource Magazine (by Marky Ramone)
2015 - Parallel Planets (by Erin Nøir)
2014 - Stekki Magazine #08 (by Alfie Goodrich)
2014 - Photo Art Mag (by Nishant)
2014 - Ver e Ficar (in Portuguese)
2014 - Photophique
2014 - Falar Criativo podcast (by Rui Branco, in Portuguese)
2014 - Revista Ivy (by Yvette Vieira, in Portuguese)
2014 - Art Photo Feature
2014 - Urbanautica (by Steve Bisson)
2014 - Banana
2014 - Eric Kim Street Photography (by Eric Kim)
2014- Contemporânea / Making Art Happen (by Celina Brás, in Portuguese)
2014 - Magnetica Magazine (by Ana Süzel, in Portuguese)
2014 - Contrastly (by Jon Phillips)
2014 - Top Photography Films I (by Kai Behrmann)
2014 - Top Photography Films II (by Kai Behrmann)
2014 - A Kick up the Arts (by Martin Jenner)
2013 - Stand'Art Wall (by João Afonso Januario, in Portuguese)

Talks & Conferences

2016 - Photobook Club Lisbon - Presenting "ZONA" - Lisbon, Portugal
2016 - Photobook Club Madeira - Presenting "ZONA" - Madeira, Portugal
2015 - Lisbon's Photobook Fair - Presenting "ZONA" - Lisbon, Portugal
2014 - BlankPaper School - Presenting "State of Mind" - Madrid, Spain
2014 - Photobook Club Tokyo - Presenting "State of Mind"/Lecture - Tokyo, Japan
2014 - Photobook Club Madeira - Presenting "State of Mind" - Madeira, Portugal
2014 - Photobook Club Lisbon - Presenting "State of Mind" - Lisbon, Portugal
2013 - "State of Mind" book launch and presentation, Ler Devagar Bookstore - Lisbon, Portugal
2012 - "Book Design" talk on Pecha Kucha Night#3 - Instituto de Design, Guimarães, Portugal
2012 - Seminar on Photography for Editorial Design, Encontro Nacional de Fotografia ISCTE - Lisbon, Portugal
2009 - Seminar on Book Design for Le Coq Tuguese - Mercado da Ribeira, Lisbon, Portugal

Book Reviews / Essays

2016 - Palavra Comum (by Lito Caramés in Spanish)
2016 - The New Frame (by Eric Gunderson)
2016 - A Miscellany of Tasteful (by Rudy Carrera)
2016 - Fascínio da Fotografia (by A. Bracons, in Portuguese)
2016 - Collin Pantall's blog (by Colin Pantall)
2016 - Japan Camera Hunter (by Jesse Freeman)
2015 - who needs another photoblog (by Christer Ek)
2014 - The New Frame (by Eric Gunderson)
2014 - F-Stop Magazine (by Richard Storm)
2014 - Japan Camera Hunter (by Jesse Freeman)
2014 - PHat PHOTO (by Yoshikatsu Fujii, in Japanese)
2014 - Fixedfocallife (by Tristan Parker)
2013 - Kick up the arts (by Martin Jenner)

Art Residencies

2017 - Museu da Luz, Mourão, Portugal
2016 - Casa da Escrita, Coimbra, Portugal

Teaching Experience

2007-2015, Graphic Design/Photography Instructor - FLAG - Centro de Formação (Lisbon)
2008-2012, Graphic Design & Audiovisuals Professor - Magestil - Escola Profissional (Lisbon)
2010-2011, Professor & Lecturer on Post-Production and Photography - Escola Digital (Lisbon)
2009-2010, Graphic and Web Design Instructor - the.edge (Lisbon)
2009, Graphic Design Instructor - Creative Station (Lisbon)

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Nuno Moreira
Phone: (+351) 914376440

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