My name is João P. Santos, I’m 21-years-old Portuguese photographer. Over the past few years I have specialized in landscape photography. A relatively new concept that aims to join heaven and earth elements, valuing the architectural heritage, culture and landscapes, as well as, enhancing in educational and scientific way, the Universe! It is full of stars, but nowadays, it stays unnoticed to the most people.
I try to show how beautiful is the sky seen at night, especially in the Dark Sky Alqueva Reserve. This project is the combination of several photographs taken in recent months, all in Alentejo, a region in the south of Portugal, which is the best place to cherish this evening show.
Alqueva, in Portugal, is the first site in the world to be certified by the Starlight Foundation as a “Starlight Tourism Destination”.
Starlight destinations are places which have very low light pollution where visitors can enjoy unique and unparalleled opportunities to view the night sky.