Born near Porto, Portugal, Aldo Soares lives and works in Paris. His family left Portugal in 1965 to settle in the north of France, near Cambrai.
After studying science, he moved to Paris and got a job in the administration. In 1987, after 6 years of boredom, he finally left the public service for a sabbatical year in order to explore photography.
A year later, Zoom magazine published some of his portraits in a portfolio that launched him on the rails of professional photography. His first commissions for Globe and Liberation were published the same year, in 1988. The following year, the communication agency RSCG entrusted him with a series of black and white portraits for the CNP, the first of many advertising campaigns to come.
Be it press, publishing or advertising, his approach is based upon people.