Nuno Moreira is an independent visual artist working in the realm of graphic design, photography and collage. Born in 1982 (Lisbon), Nuno studied audiovisuals and multimedia communication but always worked as photographer, educator and designer, being most importantly a self-taught image-maker. Currently living in Tokyo and working independently since 2007 through his own studio NM DESIGN, which specializes in art direction for book covers, photography, music design and branding, his side projects include collage pieces under the banner of “Abrakadabra” and numerous series of photography projects/installations, such as the recent published book “State of Mind”.
As a multidisciplinary artist Nuno has exhibited solo and in group shows since 2006 in galleries around the world and his led by curiosity to experience different cultures and engage in stimulating new projects.


"The intensity of a brief experience.
the feeling of being utterly suspended in time, beyond past and future
- this belongs to many, perhaps even to all sensations of beauty."

Peter Zumthor

"State of Mind" is a photographic series, and ultimately a book, about the individual quality of mysterious strangers.
The images were captured over a period of several years by Nuno Moreira traveling in countries such as Japan, Portugal, Hungary, Malaysia, Spain, South-Korea, Romania, Russia, Taiwan - and what emerged is a visual narrative on the poetic quality of individuality and what it means to be lost in thoughts.
The State of Mind series is about the “thinking moments” and the uncertain atmosphere surrounding the people and places encountered on the way.
The book was released as a limited edition of 500 copies and can be acquired online through the artist website or at selected bookstores around the world.

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