Thiago da Cunha
"Visual Marketing for the Hospitality Industry"
Speaking English, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.
Spanish version at the bottom.
"Having a bachelors degree in Hotel Management does make a difference in my images."
I photograph for architects, hotels, interior designers, property developers and real estate. Hotels hire me not only for my photography but for my understanding of the hospitality industry and as a hotel management graduate.
I was born in Luanda, Angola, in 1968. I lived in Lisbon, Portugal, as well as in Lima, Peru. Grew up in the Dominican Republic and have been a professional photographer for over 20 years. Bachelor's degree in Hotel Management from the PUCMM University. After a short stay in Freeport, Bahamas, I decided to move back to the Dominican Republic to open my own business.
Loved having architectural photography courses with architect photographer Peter Loppacher in Escuela de Diseño Altas de Chavón. Also attended The Nikon School of Photography in Miami, Florida.
I collaborate with advertising agencies, magazines (Bohio, Puro Turismo) and commercial organisations that are "all things tourism" like CTN Channel in Santo Domingo and the Caribbean area.
My clients are mostly in the Caribbean. Living in the Dominican Republic is ideal for my specialised photography. I'm near Punta Cana and Capa Cana, two very important hospitality and luxury homes destinations in the Caribbean. I'm just a jump away from many of my client's venues.
My client list includes (please take a look at "Clientes" on the main page) hotels such as Amanera (an Aman hotel), Iberostar, Hilton Santo Domingo, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Marriott, JW Marriott, Barceló Santo Domingo, Crowne Plaza, Meliá Bavaro Punta Cana, Catalonia Hotels, Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, El Embajador, Princess Hotels, etc.
In these interviews below I speak about the importance of having high quality imagery in the hospitality industry.
Fotógrafo República Dominicana
Al tener ya unos 35 años viviendo en la República Dominicana, me siento obviamente como uno de los fotógrafos Dominicanos. Antes de graduarme de Hotelería ya estaba haciendo trabajos fotográficos profesionales para algunas publicitarias, tuve un tiempo como fotógrafo del Hotel Dominicus en Bayahibe. Luego de un tiempo viajé a las Bahamas donde abrí otro negocio de fotografía para el Hotel Fortuna, Freeport.
Luego de regresar a Santo Domingo, tuve la oportunidad de fotografiar en Punta Cana y demás polos turísticos de la República Dominicana casi exclusivamente hoteles.