My name is Renée Coutinho, currently living in The Netherlands, The Hague.
I get great joy from capturing something pure with my camera. This can be a smile, a landscape, a moment, something vulnerable.
When I see something real happening in front of my lens, and when I am able to catch it on camera I feel very lucky. Because that moment will never return, and yet, looking at the image will instantly throw you back in time.
It soon became a healthy addiction.
This addiction has led me to another addiction: traveling.
The moment I took my first solo steps outside of The Netherlands, I started a new journey into photography. The people I met, the nature I discovered, it changed my perspective on so many things. Now I aim to only take pictures of moments that make me feel alive and that have a meaning to me. Pictures with a soul, with a story behind it.
Samsara is a Sanskrit word for the repetitive cycle of death and rebirth.
The literal translation of Samsara would be “a wandering through." It refers to the way in which everyone passes through a number of lives and states.
With my pictures I hope to show these lives as they are: beautiful, diverse and full of opportunities.
"Photography is an art of observation. It has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them."
- Elliott Erwitt -