Diego Veríssimo Member Since February 2010 Artist Statement My name is Diego Veríssimo and I currently live in Portugal. I was born in the other side of the Atlantic Ocean - in Brazil - but I came to Portugal when I was just 2 years old. I got my first camera when I was 14 and I've been enjoying photography and taking photos since then. And my passion for photography still grows every single day. As a photographer, I understand I still have a long way to go and I'm constantly pursuing perfection - although I know I'll never reach it. I understand that the day we stop chasing perfection, we also stop being creative and innovative. And I don't want to do that. There's a lot of artists I like but only a few whose work I truly love and admire. Steve McCurry is one of my all-time favorite photographers as well as Henri Cartier-Bresson and Steve Bloom is one of my main influences on wildlife photography, just to name a few.