Where are you from?
Before being a photographer, tell us what you wanted to be?
Well, it’s been a while from the day I started. When I was 17 my dad bought me a digital camera and ever since I never stopped taking pictures. I actually never planned to be something else. I was always assured about developing some skills related with art and creations. I always wanted to be free.
Tell me about the moment you decided to become a photographer?
It just happened when I realized that nothing else could make me feel like myself and photography has always been the language I speak fluently, even more than words.
What was the best advise you received when you started your photographer carrier?
Can you define photography?
For you, what makes a good photographer?
For me a good photographer has first to be a good hunter and a fearless adventurer. People who are always thirsty for new experiences and uncomfortable situations that make them think and act quickly while having a lil’ fun. For the good photographers only their subject matters, much more than their own protagonism. We have to accept to be the least important person at the scene. We are just writers using light as our pencils. We are not pop stars, not at all. We’re backstage people. Silent people. Unnoticed people. That what makes us good ones.
For you, what makes a good photograph?
A good photograph leaves me with tons of questions without answers. A powerful picture is a start point of discussions and not the final station.
What is your biggest challenge today?
Tell us about the day you felt most proud about your work?
It was 2016 when I most felt proud of what I do. My former history teacher who is a close friend of mine was facing her treatment on cancer. She’d been exposed into several chemotherapy sessions and her body was suffering pain and damages. I always had in my mind that my biggest mission as a photographer was to make people recover their self esteem. But instead of trying to make her feel beautiful again I changed my mind for something greater than this. At this point I was pursuing for something real and touching. So I took some pictures of her as I see her. When she saw my photos she cried and she felt a little hope. This is when I changed my purpose. I’m no longer hunting beauty or any superficial aspect. When I make a portrait I want people to feel that I can see their value as a person, their souls, their inner beauty. So I felt proud because I left the surface and I jumped into the deep sea. I’m still sinking.
Tell us about the relationship you have with other photographers? How important you feel that is.
Can you tell us an advise - photography or business tip - that somehow made your career evolve at any point?
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