The connection I have with Santa Maria da Feira, where I was born, was strengthened when I moved to the centre of Porto. The icons of this place have a strong influence on my work and my artistic practice. After working with the municipal market as a catalyst, I adopted the Vouga train as the driving force behind my essentially photographic work. Recently, the river Cáster, which humbly bathes Feira, has reactivated my gaze and memory. In search of its springs, which I had never seen before, I looked on Google Maps, where I thought I could find almost anything; I got no results. A Google search never led to the site’s coordinates or to sufficient directions to find it, I only found what I already knew: Sanfins.

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