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@petra says:

TIO... He is a shooter, as he says... and he loves to dance in the light. His fascinating images are constantly inviting us to be part of this dance and it has been a pleasure to have them shared with us. To follow TIO´s work is much more than learning about photography. (He is a wonderful teacher, btw). He ha… Read more

TIO... He is a shooter, as he says... and he loves to dance in the light. His fascinating images are constantly inviting us to be part of this dance and it has been a pleasure to have them shared with us. To follow TIO´s work is much more than learning about photography. (He is a wonderful teacher, btw). He has a way to open invisible doors to a touching, special and wonderful world of his own, an unique world, made of dignity, pure beauty and amazing light. What a pleasure to be inside of this warm and welcoming world once in a while... Thank you for these very special moments, TIO... Besides, it is a huge privilege to be counted as one of your friends on flickr... Kilometers of smiles:))) Petra

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September 29, 2011

I joined Flickr in 2005 and Tio was one of my earliest contacts/friends. He has proven to be a real gem and one person I'm glad I connected with here. He is a constant inspiration. His photos are perfection, often very evocative and he knows how to use light. He is generous with his advice and doesn't shy away fr… Read more

I joined Flickr in 2005 and Tio was one of my earliest contacts/friends. He has proven to be a real gem and one person I'm glad I connected with here. He is a constant inspiration. His photos are perfection, often very evocative and he knows how to use light. He is generous with his advice and doesn't shy away from explaining how he does the remarkable things that he does. He is a true talent, a wonderful person and a gifted artist. If you haven't already, spend some time on his stream. You will see what I mean. Thanks Tio, for being such a great guy!

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January 15, 2011
Mitch says:

One brief look at his stream and you'll see Tio's amazing talent and think he has to be a professional photographer; he is, and one of the best you'll ever see! He dances with the light in every shot; it is his passion, his love, and his gift! His images are fabulous, none more sensational than his wonderful nature p… Read more

One brief look at his stream and you'll see Tio's amazing talent and think he has to be a professional photographer; he is, and one of the best you'll ever see! He dances with the light in every shot; it is his passion, his love, and his gift! His images are fabulous, none more sensational than his wonderful nature photos; Dr. Doolittle could not command the animals to pose better! :-) But despite being one of the best (if not THE BEST) photographer posting to flickr, that is not what is so special about Tio; it is his heart! He is incredibly generous, consistently delivering uplifting and positive encouragement and lessons for all of us. Lessons not only in photographic technique (which he amply and freely shares to all), but lessons in compassion, caring, and kindness. I am humbled and greatly appreciative every time this fantastic photographer and great person takes the time to visit my stream. Come here to learn my friends, you'll never find a better teacher than my flickr friend "Tio"!

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August 2, 2009

Great Collegue and my personal flickr mentor. Very pationate for photography and always with the eye smile and knowledge of years.

April 12, 2009

What can you say about Tio that hasn't been said already? Truly one of the best photographers that I've had the pleasure to see their work. Tio is an inspiration to me. Long may he continue to grace the pages of Flickr.

September 3, 2008

Astounding photographer. I love browsing through Tio's photo-stream.

June 20, 2008

I am a big fan of Tio! It is a treat to be able to peek in his photostream every day to see what new fabulous posting he has shared. He has an amazing and very unique style that is tremendously inspiring and totally mesmerizing. SHEER MASTERPIECES!!!! He is also a wonderful friend and always very encouraging! Than… Read more

I am a big fan of Tio! It is a treat to be able to peek in his photostream every day to see what new fabulous posting he has shared. He has an amazing and very unique style that is tremendously inspiring and totally mesmerizing. SHEER MASTERPIECES!!!! He is also a wonderful friend and always very encouraging! Thanks for sharing your art and for your many wonderful tips and lessons! I so admire your work!!!!

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June 22, 2008

Tio: = ultimate mastery and creativity with a camera. Verb: "Oh Jan, you really Tio'd that one." Noun: That is a TIO! Adjective: It's Tio beautiful!! Well, you get the picture. :) He's also one of the most charming and delightful human beings you'll ever meet.

May 4, 2008

TIO's work is an inspiration. He is so artist and so kind to help teach others his techniques from time to time. His world is vastly different than mine and it is wonderful getting a glimpse of something new and fresh! TIO, your work is beautiful! Thanks for sharing your gift.

February 28, 2008

I only came by Tio's photo stream very recently upon receiving one of his "seals of approval". I was instantly hooked and have returned many times since. Tio is a great artist and I guarantee you will get inspired by his work of fine art.....Take your time for this stream, you won't regret it...

December 6, 2007
Icy Wound (deleted)

TIO is one of the very select few that understand light and how it enhances each and every subject. Each image of TIO's is unique in its own right. TIO never lets me down when he posts and image as it is always exposed properly and his processing techniques are top notch. TIO is a great asset not only to Flickr, but to… Read more

TIO is one of the very select few that understand light and how it enhances each and every subject. Each image of TIO's is unique in its own right. TIO never lets me down when he posts and image as it is always exposed properly and his processing techniques are top notch. TIO is a great asset not only to Flickr, but to the world of photography as well.

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December 24, 2007

Tio is a master of photography. Along with always enjoying his marvelous photographs, he teaches one how to become a better photographer. I learn so much from visiting his stream and reading how he did the shot. I have found him to be very supportive with my efforts and he is so generous with others. There are lots of … Read more

Tio is a master of photography. Along with always enjoying his marvelous photographs, he teaches one how to become a better photographer. I learn so much from visiting his stream and reading how he did the shot. I have found him to be very supportive with my efforts and he is so generous with others. There are lots of photo streams on flickr, but only a few great ones like TIO.

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September 12, 2007
Thilak says:

Visiting TIO's stream without a notepad to take down notes is like going fishing without the fishing rod. Every photo teaches you something. As everybody know, he IS the master of light! Each and every photo in the stream needs a thorough study as they all are packed with minute details, and yes, dont miss out on the d… Read more

Visiting TIO's stream without a notepad to take down notes is like going fishing without the fishing rod. Every photo teaches you something. As everybody know, he IS the master of light! Each and every photo in the stream needs a thorough study as they all are packed with minute details, and yes, dont miss out on the description. He is a very encouraging person and I am glad to have met him on flickr!

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June 5, 2007
Jan says:

Anyone who knows Tio, or has spent any time looking at his photos, knows that his photography motto is “it’s all about the light.” Many months ago, when he first said that to me, I thought I knew what he meant, but I have since learned so much more. Tio’s photography is about the light. Each of his pictures is luminous… Read more

Anyone who knows Tio, or has spent any time looking at his photos, knows that his photography motto is “it’s all about the light.” Many months ago, when he first said that to me, I thought I knew what he meant, but I have since learned so much more. Tio’s photography is about the light. Each of his pictures is luminous, radiating not only light, but life, and beauty. His creativity is genius, and his technical skill is flawless. His pictures are visual gifts…..works of art. But I have also learned that: ...Tio’s teaching is about the light. He shares his passion and his knowledge with generosity that enlightens all who follow his stream. ...Tio’s comments are about the light. Anyone who has felt his kind words on their pictures knows that they are prizes to be treasured. His honest praise and encouragement are inspiration to continue to reach ever higher. ...Tio’s heart is about the light. His kindness radiates, and warms all who know him. He teaches to “paint with light.” He paints the hearts of his friends with light….I know he has illuminated mine…. Thank you Tio….for everything. xoxoxoxox

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April 18, 2007

Tio is a great person. Besides the fact that the man is one of the most important photographers I've met, he has something else. Its about real sensibility that all photographers, professionals or amateurs, must achieve on the search for improvement: open mind and capability to change. Sounds easy at a first sight. B… Read more

Tio is a great person. Besides the fact that the man is one of the most important photographers I've met, he has something else. Its about real sensibility that all photographers, professionals or amateurs, must achieve on the search for improvement: open mind and capability to change. Sounds easy at a first sight. But true sensitivity comes with a lot of work and a lot of time; and this man reached it and developed it with excellency. I'm happy to realize this by examining your work and by perceiving the beautiful way you treat and interact with the people that surrounds you, seeking for a piece of knowledge, or simply some valuable tips about photography that you nobly and humbly share with us. I'm honoured to be your friend! Much respect from your brazilian fan!

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April 10, 2007

TIO… is an amazing photographer with an eye for unseen beauty and a heart of pure gold. Looking through his stream is a humbling experience, there's not a dog in the bunch, every image is well thought out, perfectly lit and meaningful. His experience is evident in every photograph. What I love most about Tio… is his… Read more

TIO… is an amazing photographer with an eye for unseen beauty and a heart of pure gold. Looking through his stream is a humbling experience, there's not a dog in the bunch, every image is well thought out, perfectly lit and meaningful. His experience is evident in every photograph. What I love most about Tio… is his enthusiasm for the art of photography. As knowledgable as he is, he has not lost the desire to keep learning. I know this because I'm lucky enough to know him in real life, but anyone who takes the time to look through his stream will likely agree with my assessment. Tio is not just about Tio though, he is generous with his knowledge and his time. He spends most of his time on flickr viewing and commenting on the work of others. His comments are insightful, generous and always, always encouraging. When Tio comments on my work, I feel like the best photographer in the world. Tio is a natural born teacher whom I am proud to call mentor and friend.

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April 6, 2007
Fotofever says:

Tio's expert use of light never ceases to amaze me. A true master!

March 22, 2007

"Its all about light"!! Is what Tio is teaching us.. But his photography tells us much more about this professional man. He has a heart as big as the Universe.. because he takes time to share his shooting tips to all and help beginners learn their camera. He is a great creative and artistic photographer... Hi… Read more

"Its all about light"!! Is what Tio is teaching us.. But his photography tells us much more about this professional man. He has a heart as big as the Universe.. because he takes time to share his shooting tips to all and help beginners learn their camera. He is a great creative and artistic photographer... His words and photos show he romances his shots until they are perfect. He was my mentor even before he knew I existed. I have adopted a few people as "family" on Flickr and TIO... is one of them... He is the greatest.. TIO...you are my photography idol... A sweet and dear friend...

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March 11, 2007

He's a teacher with the photos to prove it, and an encouragement & inspiration.

February 23, 2007
well-groomed soup (deleted)

This man has "soul". He's been a bright spot on flickr as long as I've known him. His photogrpahy is gorgeous and he makes me smile any time I see his face or comments (no pressure - lol). All who have crossed paths with him are better for it. Thanks bro! : >

February 2, 2007
jbail says:

Tio is very good at what he does. Photography. The way he captures the city life is amazing. I wish I could be on the same page as TIO.

December 10, 2006

Tio's photography blows my mind. His portraits are potent with humanity and his stills sublimely beautiful: complex without ever losing sight of the simple, showy but never show-off. That's class.

December 1, 2006
4PIZON says:

Tio !!!!! My uncle Carlos in the Big Apple !! One awesome guy, who loves to teach, and one of the best photographers on flickr !! Well, he better be. The old man is a PRO !! Don't just skip through his photos. Look very close, and see the detail, and subject matter. Thanks Tio Much Love !!!!! Hijo

August 16, 2006
mdumlao98 says:

Tio, Thank for your sharing your gift. Your eye, your tutelage, your inspiring work. I am blessed to be your friend and your student. You know photography, beauty and legacy! Yours, Mike

June 29, 2006

TIO's work is simply beautiful !! Pat

June 10, 2006