Hugo Teixeira, Lisbon, Portugal Member Since February 2007 Artist Statement Born in Lisbon in 1981, he was carried away to California in 1982 where he spent the next 24 years. From an early age he developed an interest in photography, taking advantage of every opportunity to chop off heads and feet with his mother's point and shoot. At 18 he bought his first camera and photography became his choice obsession. He received a BA in Linguistics in 2006 after having spent one year teaching in Burgundy. Shortly thereafter he returned to Lisbon where he began working as an itinerant English teacher. In 2007 he traveled from the Lisbon suburb of Amadora to Hong Kong by train and lived to photograph and tell the tale. After a short break studying documentary photography in Lisbon, he continues to seek out interesting stories at the end of dark alleys and over the horizons of far off lands.