Born in Porto (PT), Ricardo (he/they) is a visual artist and photographer based in Lausanne (CH) using photography as a tool for escapism, exploration and visibility. Through portraiture, still life and staged images, his work explores the idea of an ever-changing identity, celebrates queer individuals with a focus on collective and self healing purposes, and establishes a reflection on a possible queer gaze.


Instagram             @ricardoclds


2019-2021          Higher School of Applied Arts in Photography, CEPV, Vevey (CH)
2015-2019          CFC Photography, CEPV, Vevey (CH)

Work experience

2020-now           Freelance Photographer

2020                   Collaborations with Théâtre de Vidy and EPFL, Lausanne (CH)

2018-2019          Fashion photography internship with Alice Rosati, Paris (FR)


360° Magazine, Arcinfo, Carmen Soto, Evanbenjamin, Femina Suisse, Frédéric de Meyer, Sacrebleu Magazine, TEDxMartigny

Exhibitions, publications, features

2022            “In Glancing Moments”, group show, Urgent Paradise, Lausanne

2022            Undisclosed Ressource: Horror Show, image archive show led by Efrem Zelony-Mindell

2022            “Take a picture, it will last longer”, Théâtre de Vidy x CEPV, Espace Doret, Vevey

2021            PhotoSCHWEIZ, Hall 550, Zürich-Oerlikon

2021            “Prairie”, self-published book

2021            “ECHO”, diploma group exhibition, Espace Doret, Vevey

2021            “The (Real) Book”, publication, EPFL, Lausanne

2020            “On peut voir dans ses yeux”, collective publication, in collaboration with Myriam Ziehli, Vevey

2020            “9=7”, collective publication in collaboration with André Cepeda, between Lisbon and Vevey

2020            “L’été sans fin”, group show and publication, Espace Doret, Festival Images Vevey

2019            Selected for the CEPV open doors exhibition, Vevey

2019            “Liquid Norms”, self-published book


Asger Carlsen (DK) / Eric Nehr (FR) / Geert Goiris (BE) / Cécile Hesse et Gaël Romier (FR) / Peter Puklus (HU) / Vanessa Winship (GB) / Flurina Rothenberger (CH) / Awoiska Van Der Molen (NL) / Rudolf Steiner (CH) / Benoît Jeannet (CH) / Loose Joints (GB) / Regine Petersen (DE) / Stefan Burger (DE) / Anne Golaz (CH) / Elina Brotherus (FI) / Reiner Riedler (AT) / Yann Gross (CH) / Andre Cepeda (PT) / Laia Abril (ES)