Born in Ponte de Sor, Alentejo, Luís Pinto Mendes is one of our favourite Instagramers (with nearly 80,000 followers) for his aesthetic photos, a mixture of travel, food and personal style. We talked with Luís to know a little more about him:
Tell us more about yourself...
Son of Alentejo, surrendered to Lisbon and in love with Portugal.
Living in Lisbon since 2010, where work in a NGOs, with women and children victims of domestic violence, a demanding and challenging daily work.
I like escapes, living simple things and take life seriously. Adventurer - love to travel and discover new places, I wanted to be Indiana Jones!
I collect moments and like to share them. I value family and friends.
I consider myself a Foddie - a new word, but it fits the relationship I have since kid with food, I am a good fork!
What inspires you?
Travel, people and art - attentive, observer, critic and "dissatisfied" in constant demand, I breathe all that visually attract me!
Photography - I like immortalize moments through photographs, which to me would not make sense if they aren’t shared.
What do you like the most in your Paulino Spectacles sunglasses?
The design and quality combined with tradition! It is a statement!
RAMIRO PEREIRA PAULINO
PAULINO SPECTACLES, PORTUGAL
1st October 2013 We first met founder of Paulino Spectacles, Ramiro Paulino, in London around this time last year. Since then we have been delighted to see their fantastic progress into international specialist stores, and so we asked to catch up with Ramiro and colleague John in Paris just a few days ago….