About - João Burini

Born in Brazil, nature has always been a big interest of mine since as a kid. The curiosity in photography came along as a teenager with an old webcam that could snap pictures, and since then both interests were joined in the nature photography. With special interest in arthropods I later graduated as a biologist, which also happened to increase my knowledge of the natural world and opportunities to be out there in the field. The pictures are usually taken out in the countryside of Brazil - private, state or national parks, mainly atlantic rainforest areas, for they are easily my favorite and more accessible ecosystem to be in, with great diversity, and greatly menaced. When it comes to the Brazilian wildlife displayed internationally, the Amazon is most of the time the only place remembered for its biodiversity. With my pictures I try to share some of the natural life that is still present in the reminiscent rainforest in the southern Brazil as well. Despite having macrophotography as a favourite style, to this day I still do not own a true macro lens. Instead I have to dive into alternative methods such as lens reversal, close-up filters and extension tubes. I try to never get stuck, and am constantly experimenting new techniques specially when it comes to lighting.

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