Born in southern Brazil and having worked in front of the camera for years, Messias is a self-taught photographer.
Through his travels and living in Africa, Asia, Europe, North and South America Messias is drawn to the gentle sensuality expressed by many cultures. Something perhaps unnoticed or dismissed by most...a simple gesture, a smile or a look captures his eye and imagination. He is inviting his viewers to explore their own imagination, while preserving some element of mystery surrounding his subject.
Messias currently lives in New York City.
"Messias evokes an acute sense of vulnerability and danger at the same time." - Steven Khan