Two wheels, one city.


Lisbon, 2013.

While there are very few cyclists in Lisbon when compared to people driving cars, a community is rising that believes cycling could and should become a normal form of transport in this city, much like in some other cities in Europe. Continue reading

One of us

Inside Out is an art movement that encourages people around the world to self-organize and exhibit portraits in the public space. One of Us was an Inside Out project organized by volunteers and inspired by the 2012 European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity Between Generations. Two hundred portraits were posted on the footings of the 25 de Abril bridge in Lisbon and left there to age.

These are some of the portraits I made.


You can see a video of the outcome of the project and read more about it in the portuguese press .

© 2011 João Abril de Abreu

The tallest flower

In the Spring of 2016, I buried ten sunflower seeds in a circle in a large pot and covered them with soil. I watered them. After two weeks, I saw the first signs of green. The first sunflower bloomed a couple of months later.

By the end of the Summer all flowers had bloomed, at different heights, and had already began do dry out. Each of those ten flowers had it’s own beauty and particularities.

I took a picture of the tallest flower. There is no record of the others.



© 2016 João Abril de Abreu