Manuel Nogueira photography utilizes some of the most astounding lighting effects to capture simple, pretty portraits. And it doesn't hurt that the people being captured are ridiculously good looking.

The Brazilian born artist garnered his degree in photography while managing to run a successful enterprise that has him working for such big names as Levi's. Check out the gallery for more of Manuel Nogueira photography.

Implications - Simplicity is a technique that allows branding to achieve longevity and staying power within many industries. The use of simple imagery and design, which can be interpreted as understated, should be considered by businesses in order to appear classic and timeless.