Photography Team

Sara Constança

Born in Aveiro, Portugal, lives and works in Lisbon. Sara started learning photography as a kid at her designer uncle’s home lab. Graduated from Photography summa cum laude at António Arroio in 1993 and finished her Art and Photography studies at Ar.Co in 1996. Started working fulltime in 1993 doing studio work for design companies, product photography and art reproduction. While developing her own art projects she created groundbreaking techniques for new and ancient processes. Lectured photography in the professional high school EPBJC, the fine arts university FBAUL and as a personal teacher online and in person for over than 25y with more than 2000 students. After finishing her degree in Philosophy with a focus on Aesthetics and Ontology at FCSH, UNL, in 2007, Sara started shifting to digital photography until 2009, aiming for high quality results with demanding perfectionism, adapting the darkroom ways to the modern digital development. In 2010, she starts a new line of work in lifestyle photography. Having also worked as a DJ since 1987 and being an active member of the scene during the 90s, she is one of the strongest proponents of Psychedelic Goa Trance in Portugal which led her to co-found ZNA where she works simultaneously as a DJ, photographer and photography director.

ZNA2019 website photography: RAW capture with manual digital development by Sara Constança

Amir Weiss

Born in Israel, Amir has been a nomad photographer and videographer since 2013, living and working in music festivals around the world. Studied animation back home and became a self-taught photography professional. Started in the studio with model glamour work and soon realised he was missing the outdoors. The opportunity came and Amir shifted to the festival scene as a visitor of Luminate Festival in Auckland, New Zealand. After that this life became his own and a profession. His project Transformational Eye is focused on documenting the festival life, the communities and alternative hippie psychedelic culture he experiences. We are very happy to be part of it!

ZNA2019 website photography: RAW capture by Amir Weiss with manual digital development by Sara Constança

Inez Cortez

Born in Porto, Portugal, lives and works in Porto. Inez graduated in design but didn’t identify with the work she was doing and in 2014 decided to further her studies into photography at IPF. She started her professional career in photography by shooting the Rocks techno parties, Porto’s night life and the Fusion Gatherings. Went on to photograph festivals in 2015 as a visitor and in 2016 had the opportunity to participate as a photographer. Because festivals are seasonal Inez also does fashion shoots, product for e-commerce and lifestyle photography. We got fortunate to have her charm so many Zambus!

ZNA2019 website photography: RAW capture by Inez Cortez with manual digital development by Sara Constança

Digital Team

Luis Flyp

Born in Lisbon, Portugal on the 1st of April of 1988, Flyp early found his calling in drawing, painting and writing. Following his natural vocation, life took him through the studies of graphic design, video editing, motion graphics, 2D & 3D animation and photography, and is currently taking his first steps in the area of video-mapping and VJing. All these years of studies, self-taught expertise, curiosity and passion for his work have made him specialize in visual content making.
Having grown up during the 90's deeply influenced by the psychedelic sounds of techno beats, house music and - you guessed it - goa trance, Flyp never really had the chance to experience and feel that real Trance vibe until he joined the ZNA crew back in 2012. Since then he got his ZNA reactivated and started to roam the Earth in search for the next most challenging creative quest, working as a digital nomad. His passion and dedication is such that he has already left his mark around the globe with his graphic and video skills, contributing for other international music festivals, theater plays and music bands, including worldwide renowned companies. Whatever project he picks up, he treats it as his own - and with ZNA is no different.
This is the guy that gives shape to all of the video animation and design content you see on behalf of ZNA Gathering - and we couldn't be more proud and happy to have such a creative graphic wizard on our side to materialize our ZNA dimension.

Javier Medellin Puyou

Javier Medellin Puyou, a.k.a. Jilipollo, is the creative shaman behind the graphic visuals for ZNA 2021 image. Mexico based, he started off his professional career as an architect, of which he has a degree, but due to some circumstances in life he eventually decided illustration would be what he wanted to do for a living. And we couldn't be more happy that he did - his art is simply truly mesmerizing! A self-taught artist with a huge will, Jilipollo's style is mainly influenced by the old Japanese prints, the Californian vintage aesthetics and pop iconography. When we saw his work we were in awe, and immediately knew that he would be the right person to create ZNA's 2021 retro-futuristic imagery. It's with a huge honor and pride that we welcome this international award-winning illustrator to our ZNA family!

Some publications, features and awards on his belt include: Illustration NOW! Vol. 4 (Edit. Taschen); Communication Arts; American Illustration; Latin American Illustration; Society of Illustrators of L.A.; Association of Illustrators (AOI); Creative Pool; The 3x3 Illustration Annual; Young Illustrators Award; Juxtapoz Magazine; Hiiibrand; Vice.

Pedro Sacadura

Born, raised and still living in the Portuguese Riviera, Pedro got his Masters at IST in Computer Engineering and has been tinkering with tech ever since he got his hands on a ZX Spectrum.
Having started his career at YDreams he developed a taste for working on the fun side of tech making hard to explain and odd thingamabobs. He has played the startup roulette a few times and is always ready for action.
Joining the ZNA family is just what he could hope for to stave off any normalcy in his life, where he aims to improve the gathering of all Zambu Warriors

Márcio

Márcio Loureiro is the artist behind the lens of all ZNA official films. Besides being one of the most talented directors out there today, he sees and feels our Zambu reality through his director's distinguished eyes, completely devoted to our concept and beliefs.

He strives to portray our unique 9 days of gathering with his creative mind make use of all his techniques, knowledge and mastery. It's as one of us and in the middle of the action that he gets inspired on how our ZNA history must be seen and felt, always respecting the Zambus' privacy, at the same time he focuses on the rare energy we all generate when we are together.

He certainly shares our ZNA, and it's a huge honor to have him on our Zambu team.

Frederico & Pedro

These two are the main responsible for materializing the whole idea of the ZNA.

They were both innocent and brave enough to bet all of their resources and energy into this project, standing together always through thick and thin, and facing the huge responsibility and work load inherent to such a unique project.

Besides acting as the ultimate Swiss army knives for every job at the ZNA, Frederico Fernandes and Pedro Carvalho also assumed the task of creating all the copyright content generated inside the Zambu universe.

They strongly believe that this, along with other strategies, keeps a strong attachment to the basis of producing and creating our Gathering.
They also promote a very close relationship with all the supporters, artists and builders of the Gathering. This allows them the opportunity to keep the ZNA concept and vision intact and true to its origins and initial beliefs.

As such, these two retro-futuristic addicts became the natural masterminds behind the ZNA Gathering, and their love and dedication to their vision reflects on their efforts to make our gathering grow in terms of quality and comfort for all Zambus during the 9 days by the magic lake.