joão sousa

"There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in."
- Leonard Cohen

born in porto, joão is a photographer and filmmaker with A background in visual and editorial communication and a passion for inspiring characters, cultural landscapes and outdoors life.
his documental mind falls recurrently on the mystery of wilderness, roads and life by it, and the perpetual bliss of everyday life.
his camera usually follows.

le-joy is the label where joão connects with other independent creative people to produce engaging commercial work that brings clients together with their audience through alternative visual content.

through Both his commercial and independent work he aims to inspire others to stare and move at the same time.


clients and collaborations include

André Tentugal, Belinda Baggs, best youth, claus porto, Deeply, Esquire Magazine, HBD, Lightning Bolt, Optimus, Parfois, portuguese flannel, red bull, This Is Pacifica, Toyota, we trust.



there is a store section with archival glicee prints of selected photographs available. for further options please email me.





// currently open for representation //