Photographer Felipe Lessa: definitely Image worth a thousand Words!!!!
04 nov, 2012
Wow wow wooooooow!!!! The moment I saw the pics of the photographer Felipe Lessa I simply couldn´t take my eyes off of his amazing pics!
Through his lens u guys will see a hugeeeeeeeeee and powerful constelation of brazilian stars (actresses, actors, models). U want to know some names? Here it goes..
I was born in Niterói, just across Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro, and I started taking pictures really early when I was 9 or 10 years old.
It was just a hobby but later on I realized I could turn this passion into a career and so I began doing it professionally in my early twenties.
The big names / influencers at that time were Herb Ritts, Bruce Weber and Patrick Demarchelier but I always LOVED Richard Avedon because of his honest approach and rapport with his subjects and also because he was a great innovator at his time, shooting fashion on location and trying to capture models in movement.
And, of course, I could never forget to mention Mario Testino, whom I assisted in Paris for a while.
The digital era: photographers free to experiment and manipulate the images
Photography set painting free from having to represent the world as it is and so Impressionism, Expressionism, Cubism and other art movements were born.
The same is happening now so photographers are now free to experiment and manipulate what they see any way they want.
Worldwide economic crisis on fashion photography?
That´s hard to answer but I think now people have begun questioning their shopping habits and this affects everyone in our industry. Oscar Wilde once said
”Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.” Well, that´s a little rude but true…
The special moments capturing the perfect picture
When you do fashion photography, lots of people are involved and it´s very important to gather the best creative team you can, the rest will happen naturally. And a good model will guarantee you´ll have a great picture even if he´s wearing just a t-shirt!
Funny/unusual backstage´s moment
I was shooting a catalog with a new face. I was just about to start the job and told her to go to the set. When I was picking up my camera, she started moving BACKWARDS all the way to the end of the background paper and before I could say a word her high heels tore holes on the paper and everything
Helping out the models on their careers
I hear this many times – “I did my fist test shooting with you” and it feels great to know I was part of a person´s career!
I just finished an editorial with Paula Zago and she brings so much energy to the set and moves so well that everything gets perfect!
Thanks for having me World of Models. Check out my works at http://www.felipelessa.com.br/
Actress Tais Araújo and photographer Felipe Lessa