João de Castro: Let’s Give Them Something To Talk About

Addicted Art Gallery
3 min readJun 28, 2024
Nikon, 2023

Addicted Art Gallery proudly presents João de Castro’s provocative and intimate photography exhibition, “Let’s Give Them Something To Talk About.” João’s fine art photography transcends mere sexuality, capturing moments where power seamlessly shifts from photographer to subject, epitomising liberation and authenticity.

In this exhibition, João’s lens reveals women in their most intimate and raw states-naked, alone and seemingly unaware of the viewer’s gaze. These high-contrast black-and-white images, characterised by dramatic lighting and striking composition, celebrate the subject’s uninhibited self-expression. João’s unique relationship with his models fosters a safe space where they can explore and unleash their true identities without judgment.

Dream, 2021

João’s journey into photography is as compelling as his work. Growing up amidst a rich cultural tapestry and surrounded by his father’s collection of iconic female images, João developed a profound appreciation for bold female figures. His career began in editorial and advertising photography, but it wasn’t until 1994 that he dedicated himself to nude photography, becoming a pioneering figure in Portugal.

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