Why photography ?
I was organizing Art Events in Rio in 2014, photographers were expensive and did not capture the soul of the events, so I bought my first camera and started to shoot, my directing past slowly took over and I slid from event photographer to whatever I am now.
Your inspiration ?
Content wise female protagonists challenging social, gender, racial and aesthetic norms. Aesthetically Jodorowsky, Roy Andersson, Tim Burton, Magritte, Mugler among others.
What is unique in your photographs ?
I'd say the atypical combination of vivid colors, and the meaningful eccentricity of the characters.
The context of creation of your new series
In my new series LA based celebrities (mostly singers and comedians) dive into my imaginary, photorealistic 3D sets and tell an extravagant visual tale blending their world with mine.
Any anecdote for us ?
I m kind of a camera free photographer, I shoot my series once a month or two, spend all my time planning, on set or working with my makeup or styling team and shoot on tripod using a remote shutter, so we have a distance relationship "camera and me".
The picture you would have loved to shoot ?
Jean Paul Goude's 1996 Diving Model, jumping out of her high heels gracefully while wearing a glamorous black latex dress
The latest prizes / awards / prides you got ?
Before covid hit, in 2019, at the World Photography Awards, in London, I got an award in the creative photo category, my photos then travelled throughout the world in the Somerset House, Circulo Belas Artes, Ginza Park Tokyo, Viale Brianza...
Your next projects ?
Experimenting techniques to get more of my stills in motion...
Your motto ?
The truth is not always beautiful, nor beautiful words the truth.
Any crush on a YK picture ?
Masashi Wakui, Tokyo VII