Photography is a very important part of my space... it is to discover, it

is to capture giving flow to what the heart feels and sees in a certain

moment, it is being in the street, trying, knowing, learning and,

essentially, practicing the freedom of being, of living, of thinking...

  

  

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No words - STUNNING gallery!

April 16, 2021

Dear Artist, Thanks for your every day artistic work: Stimulating imagination. Opening mental "gates". Simply poetic...

February 24, 2021

Love your B&W street photos gallery...you capture perfectly the mood and the vibes of a city!

January 29, 2021

"... se algum dia me cruzei com a verdade e a surpresa, com o reflexo e o momento, fi-lo com Rui Palha. o todo que compõe as suas imagens é o que me faz, e acredito que a muitos outros, estar proximo. todos os sentidos nos despertam através do seu trabalho, capaz de transportar comunicação, proximidade, dedicação, … Read more

"... se algum dia me cruzei com a verdade e a surpresa, com o reflexo e o momento, fi-lo com Rui Palha. o todo que compõe as suas imagens é o que me faz, e acredito que a muitos outros, estar proximo. todos os sentidos nos despertam através do seu trabalho, capaz de transportar comunicação, proximidade, dedicação, paciência e impaciência. tenho o prazer de o "conhecer" e orgulho de possuir a sua obra. obrigado por todas as palavras e momentos que nos partilhas. é por isso que um fragmento do nosso mundo passa pelo teu."

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January 20, 2011

Rui è senza dubbio lo Street Photographer che più ammiro su flickr. Ogni foto è fatta con incredibile abilità e genialità, ma il pregio che più ammiro in lui è la comunicatività delle sue fotografie, riesce a raccontare delle storie con ogni singolo scatto. Un maestro.

December 8, 2010

Um mago da fotografia. Um dos melhores fotógrafos que já vi na minha vida. Sem dúvida que inspira qualquer um.

June 13, 2009
Emre Ucar says:

Rui Palha is the great photographer of atmosperic black-and-white photography. I am also one of these very lucky people who have the opportunity to view and learn from his "real" street photography.His everday scenes photography has something special, which makes him so distinguished. He is the silently wandering witn… Read more

Rui Palha is the great photographer of atmosperic black-and-white photography. I am also one of these very lucky people who have the opportunity to view and learn from his "real" street photography.His everday scenes photography has something special, which makes him so distinguished. He is the silently wandering witness of the streets, and he does this by having something to say in his excellent compositions. To sum up, his photography is a form of magic, which captures a moment of life and carries it forward into the future. His photos are his signature, which reflects his aesthetic sensitivity. His work is recognizable at very first glance by his very high quality photos. He is a real must to see here, or you'll miss a lot.

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May 7, 2009
Internal Growth (deleted)

Las fotografías de Rui Palha no se limitan a mostrar el mundo que nos rodea, además crean una atmósfera que transmite sensaciones, que nos transporta a rincones del recuerdo casi olvidados, tienen una fuerza visual y una belleza serena que las convierte en pura poesía.

May 5, 2009

As I became involved more and more into photography, I looked at the great photographers like Cartier-Bresson and Sebatiao Salgado. They became my inspiration in my street photography. Rui Palha's images are up there with the very best I ever saw from the greats like Salgado or Cartier-Bresson. He has this talent for c… Read more

As I became involved more and more into photography, I looked at the great photographers like Cartier-Bresson and Sebatiao Salgado. They became my inspiration in my street photography. Rui Palha's images are up there with the very best I ever saw from the greats like Salgado or Cartier-Bresson. He has this talent for capturing the moment and compositionally every image is perfection. What more can I say... One of the best street photographers on Flickr and really inspirational...

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April 5, 2009
Melleiro says:

Rui Palha para mim é o Pelé da fotografia de rua, ou seja, o MELHOR de todos os tempos! abrax Rui!

March 9, 2009

Rui for me is one of the most important photograph in Flickr, always help us with his compositions and lights! I think is the best B & W photographs here, and is our inspiration (for me) When i see his gallery always think....i want do this kind of photos, but his tecnique and control of exposure is Amazing. Our mas… Read more

Rui for me is one of the most important photograph in Flickr, always help us with his compositions and lights! I think is the best B & W photographs here, and is our inspiration (for me) When i see his gallery always think....i want do this kind of photos, but his tecnique and control of exposure is Amazing. Our master here in flickr. Thanks to let see your art!!!!! Cheers Jose

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January 30, 2009
Lyrical Sneeze (deleted)

What can I say that haven't been said yet? Do I have to say anything? Look at his pictures and let them speak for itself, because Rui speaks through his pictures with a great voice and warmth. It takes a master in photography and a warm person with integrity to capture pictures with so much depth. For me, Rui is not … Read more

What can I say that haven't been said yet? Do I have to say anything? Look at his pictures and let them speak for itself, because Rui speaks through his pictures with a great voice and warmth. It takes a master in photography and a warm person with integrity to capture pictures with so much depth. For me, Rui is not only the BEST street photographer I have met on flickr, but also a great inspirational source and friend. Thank you very much for sharing your passion and view on life.

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January 28, 2009

Grande fotografo di grande ispirazione, ogni scatto è perfettamente calibrato e denso di significati, un vero spasso esplorare il suo mondo. Sicuramente uno dei miei fotografi preferiti su flickr! Grazie Rui!

January 27, 2009

Simply stated, Rui Palha is one of the very few first-class photographers to be found on Flickr. There are several reasons for me to believe so. Some - such as the consistent adoption of the BN language, or the pivotal role that the human figure has in his images - are likely to be influenced by my own view of photogra… Read more

Simply stated, Rui Palha is one of the very few first-class photographers to be found on Flickr. There are several reasons for me to believe so. Some - such as the consistent adoption of the BN language, or the pivotal role that the human figure has in his images - are likely to be influenced by my own view of photography. Others, are more objective: the firm balance with which all elements in the picture are connected to each other, the way light is brought to bear to determine the meaning of the image, and, above all, the presence of a few, strong themes that tie together all his photographs. In particular, it is indeed amazing how the rain theme, in all its declinations, manages to convey a feeling of deep humanity.

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October 26, 2008

Rui é um mestre . Visão , mente e coração(HCB) estão sempre alinhados em suas poéticas imagens. Por trabalhos como o dele é que valem a pena ficar horas nesse flickr... Para completar ainda fala minha lingua natal... perfeito!!!! Imagino que é daquelas pessoas para passar horas conversando , vagando e flanando...

October 3, 2008
SkyShaper says:

Serious photography students need look no further than the master-works of Rui Palha. He is the embodiment of Cartier-Bresson, Erwitt and Doisneau wrapped into one. He plays the streets like an orchestral leader, and the music he creates is heavenly. I still can't believe what I'm seeing. Play on... SS

September 11, 2008

Rui Pahla is a Master Photographer and a great creative artist. He rises above all others on Flickr. His images are emotionally moving and thought provoking. His photostream is an inspiration to me and to all who view it! Bravo Maestro!!

July 25, 2008

what I am today is not only thanks to myself, my gratitude goes to the many fathers and mother encountered on my road - thanks Rui!

July 4, 2008

Rui is the most inspiring street photographer I have come across. His eye for light and composition are beyond us mortals! He continues to amaze and inspire me with every shot he takes. A true master.

July 3, 2008

Rui Palha es un gran maestro de la fotografía. Sus fotos urbanas en blanco y negro son una auténtica maravilla, desde la primera a la última. Toda su obra es un referente para mí. Gracias, maestro Rui por todas tus fotos, es un placer verlas una y otra vez.

June 21, 2008
Alert Robin (deleted)

Rarely I saw something more intense and poetic of Rui's portfolio. Things like that happen when a camera meets a poet. Bravo Rui.

June 16, 2008

Rui is a master of well composed street shots, his brilliant B&W photos always been an inspiration to many photographers including myself and I'm proud to have him as a wonderful friend and teacher.

March 3, 2008

Rui uses his talent and technical capacities for creating great images made by love and feelings. A very deep person and a great talented photographer. Maybe the best BW stream in flickr. A Master.

February 17, 2008

"E a cor das flores é transparente de as velas de grandes navios / Que largam do cais arrastrando nas águas por sombra / Os vultos ao sol daquelas árvores antigas". Dear, my dear maestro Rui, I'm sure that these three verses of Fernando Pessoa -Don Fernando, the best poet of the XXthCentury, fellow countryman of yourse… Read more

"E a cor das flores é transparente de as velas de grandes navios / Que largam do cais arrastrando nas águas por sombra / Os vultos ao sol daquelas árvores antigas". Dear, my dear maestro Rui, I'm sure that these three verses of Fernando Pessoa -Don Fernando, the best poet of the XXthCentury, fellow countryman of yourself and of all the lonely people of this world- are talking about you and your photography, your light and your heart.

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January 26, 2008

Non passa giorno in cui io non senta il bisogno di passare a far visita a questo fotografo meraviglioso. Le sue immagini sono racconti di vita unici e irripetibili, narrati delicatamente da un grande maestro della luce e della composizione, rigorosamente espressi in un "coloratissimo" bianco e nero. Rui è un uomo che… Read more

Non passa giorno in cui io non senta il bisogno di passare a far visita a questo fotografo meraviglioso. Le sue immagini sono racconti di vita unici e irripetibili, narrati delicatamente da un grande maestro della luce e della composizione, rigorosamente espressi in un "coloratissimo" bianco e nero. Rui è un uomo che rispetta e ama la strada e la gente, e che dalla stessa gente è a sua volta amato e rispettato. Un grande uomo, un grande fotografo,sempre disponibile con grande umiltà e grande professionalità. Lui si definisce un "Eterno apprendista", io lo definisco "Un Grande Maestro" e "un carissimo amico". Mi auguro che continui a lungo a farci sognare attraverso i suoi occhi. Con immensa stima. Massimo Losacco

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December 27, 2007

I have the greatest respect for Rui. An inspiration to me. Thank you.

December 9, 2007
Francesco says:

Rui Palha’s images turn what would normally constitute as simple, into a dazzling representation of a clandestine reality. A common every day activity or face become a beautiful work of art in his portraits. A photographer’s eye is often referred as the main tool behind the creation of his/her image, in Rui’s case I… Read more

Rui Palha’s images turn what would normally constitute as simple, into a dazzling representation of a clandestine reality. A common every day activity or face become a beautiful work of art in his portraits. A photographer’s eye is often referred as the main tool behind the creation of his/her image, in Rui’s case I believe his heart is also a source of inspiration. He is one of my favourite photographers of all time. As strong as these words may appear for a flickr testimonial, it is very much true. His style and composition continue to amaze me. Whenever a new picture is posted, it is an absolute joy for me to see.

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October 30, 2007

Rui is the master of light and shadow. He is a true artist who seems to connect with and have real feelings toward each of his subjects. Even if his subjects are the cobblestone streets on which he roams there is still a tremendous sensitivity there that only he can coax out and capture. Rui's portraits and street i… Read more

Rui is the master of light and shadow. He is a true artist who seems to connect with and have real feelings toward each of his subjects. Even if his subjects are the cobblestone streets on which he roams there is still a tremendous sensitivity there that only he can coax out and capture. Rui's portraits and street images are so evocative and full of life. I often find myself going back to them again and again and seeing something new each time. Thank you for sharing your gems with us.

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October 25, 2007

I can't say alot about his works becouse you have to see them. Rui is one of my favourtie street photographers. Way he composes, way he brings street story is something that can come only from inside, from heart, he puts to much love in each image, he gives them soul.

October 25, 2007

I have known Rui's works for some years on different photosites. I started appreciating streetshots just looking at his photos. He has an incredible body of excellent works. His compositions left me speechless lot of times but what's more , you can feel his passion for photography, his love for simple pe… Read more

I have known Rui's works for some years on different photosites. I started appreciating streetshots just looking at his photos. He has an incredible body of excellent works. His compositions left me speechless lot of times but what's more , you can feel his passion for photography, his love for simple people, his endless research for capturing life in every aspects. Not only a "great master "to everyone but a honest, sensitive,kind person I am proud to count among my best friends. May2007

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May 21, 2007

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