Hi there! It's me, Manuel.

Well, I think I still haven’t figured out what I'm gonna be when I grow up. Photography, apart from drinking a good beer, is one of my things. I like to learn new things all the time, but keep running out of time.

I studied management, but I never liked to wear fancy suits. I run a small digital agency with the help of my friends though. I usually attend my business meetings wearing shoes with different shoe laces.

If you would like to see more of my work, you can check my personal photos on or follow me on instagram (@fobija). You can also reach me at

About the photos

I'm a documentary photographer, who used to work as a photojournalist. I don't like to tell people where to stand or what to do, I prefer to keep the story theirs, not make it mine

I work only with the available natural light to preserve the authenticity of the captured moment. For this reason I also don’t use photo editing software to manipulate photos (remove objects, correct people etc.).


Talks about photo gear are usually boring, but here’s the info for the curious ones: I shoot with Canon 5D camera series and use their prime lenses. More than 90% of shoots are done with 35 mm and 50 mm lens. When traveling I like to use 40 mm pancake lens or, even better, my phone.