Interview with photographer #11: Lucas Pezeta (Brazil, Portrait&Nature photography)Artem Beliaikin
Name: Lucas Pezeta
Location: Brazil – São Paulo
Style: I photograph everything, love portraits and nature/animals photography
Gear: Canon 5D mkIII , canon sl1 , 35 1.4 , 85 1.8 (and 1.2 for old shots) 75-300mm II (most of my nature shots are taken by this cheap lens)
Experience: Im freelancer photographer since dec/2017
When did you first become interested in photography? What sparked it and when did you decide that it was what you were going to do? Tell us your story 😉
I started shooting when I found myself sitting at the window of my old work, about to give up on my life. I saw in photography as the only salvation for my life, I quit my old job and I still fighting lonely. I’ve always had contact with video and photography ; I’ve had old and cheap cameras but I never went deeper and dedicated myself as much as today. Photography is one of the biggest responsible for me still being alive. A story that is just beginning, but I have good hopes.
Almost 90% of photographers find it hard to earn money out of photography. Any tips that might help photographers to earn money?
Think outside of photography. Study marketing and commerce.
What mistakes did you make when you started taking pictures?
I believe thats a personal question, mistakes for me could be a goal for another person, its just a way to see.
Which photo are you currently most proud of? Tell us a story about this photo please.
The photograph of ballet dancer guy made me sweat. It was my first paid job in 2017, many weeks studying to do my best with only theater lights and an 85mm lamp 1.8.
What do you do to keep motivated, and not lose your passion for photography?
Everything goes , except photography.
Why are you giving away your photos on Pexels/Unsplash?
I Believe in freedom, especially when you share this freedom. My photos are been seeing by 50M people around the world. My way to see and express my emotions are included on this freedom.
Light, decisive moment, content, ambiance, a good gear, according to you which is the most essential element in photography?
Light and Feeling.
How fo you promote yourself as photographer?
That’s organic, i photograph and share my vision with people, they like and share. I don’t have any formula or magic trick; i still away from the goal that i want.
Share your goal in photography?
My goal are do my best everytime, in nature, portrait or any style. I Love photograph everything. I live photography, it’s a part of my DNA.
Is there a photo you dream of taking?
Im dream with different cultures photography, other countries and animals.
Do you know where your next mission or project will be?
A road trip or camp with some photographers to shoot some amazing stuff.
Kindly share top five Instagram account everybody should follow?
@cae_zamariola – my friend and artist
@cowspiracy – changed my life
@leocavazzana – He got talent in his eyes
@sebastiaosalgadoofficial – Brazilian legend
@stevemccurryofficial – My first inspiration
Final words of wisdom you would like to share?
Wait right moment. Be patient. Take your time.
Thanks a lot Lucas! I wish you the most juicy shots!