Passionate about what he does, Xavier Portela is a photographer who learned almost everything by himself. For nine years now, he has traveled the world and shared the images he captures with us. His latest series, Dubai , is part of his Glow collection , which also includes Tokyo , Hong Kong , Bangkok , New York , Taipei , Busan , and Seoul . ” Glow is a collection of photos taken at night where the colors try to reproduce the variables that we have lost compared to the moment of the shooting, such as temperature, noise and movement. In other words: Glow is not what you saw of a place but what you remember about it ,” he explains.
Xavier Portela: “Kyoto is one of those places where I feel home even if I’m very far from it. Probably my favorite city. I visited it twice and the second time I spent 2 weeks on location just to visit, explore, relax and capture visuals. It took me a couple of years to process all the pictures and get it done but here it is: Kyoto Glow.”