My name is William Almeida and I’m from São Paulo, Brazil
How long have you been taking pictures?
I have been taking pictures for four years
When did you get into photography and why?
I got into photography in 2014, because I want to express myself artistically
What would you say your style is and has it changed throughout the years? If so why?
My style is focused in portrait with a lot of colours and seek an artistic aspect and yes, It’s changed because throughout the years I expand my knowledge about image processing and I defined my colour palette
How do you approach a shoot? Do you pre-plan or is it a click and run? Mostly I create a plan to take a picture, but sometimes I couldn’t make a plan
Is there an end goal you’re trying to achieve with your images, be it an aesthetic or story?
I want to define my visual identity into the fine art
Do you have an influences you can share? My influences are portrait photographers, digital art, cinema and paintings.
What inspires you?
What inspires me is usually the movies and stories of my daily life, what I live in daily life is a great inspiration for taking pictures.
Is there such a thing as a bad photograph?
I consider that a photograph is bad when the image passes no idea or message to the viewer, regardless the technical quality used in the image
Are you looking for a career in photography or are you just having fun?
I am looking for a career in photography, mainly in the artistic field
Which social media platforms do you use and why?
I use 500px and mainly instagram for being most popular social medias for photographers
Which photographers do you mainly follow on social media?
I follow Alessio Albi, Brendon Burton, Cristina Otero, Johnny Moraes, Irina Dzhul and Kyle Thompson
What are your thoughts on mobile photography versus DSLR / mirrorless?
I think that in photography everything is a matter of this purpose, it is evident that the image quality is superior in a dslr / mirrorless, but the photograph is not made only of aesthetics but of ideas and messages that the artist intends to go through with his Image
What’s your main go to camera, lenses and how did you make that choice? I chose a Nikon d7100 because it meets my creative needs, the lenses I choose between 35mm and 85mm since my interest is in portraits
What is your dream location to shoot at?
This is a difficult question because I would like to travel the world photographing, but at the beginning I would like to photograph in historical places of Egypt
Describe your favourite picture and how you captured it?
My favourite photo is a surreal photo I produced in a park in my city where I wrapped the model in a red fabric holding a twig with clouds, I was inspired by magritte's works to create something inside the dadaist / surrealist movement
In three words how would you describe your photography? Poetic, Intense, Free
How do you feel about better quality cameras being put into smart phones? This does not bother me, on the contrary, I think it is practical to have a light tool, accessible to produce image with quality, photography was never the act of clicking but an imagetic construction and this depends exclusively on the photographer as creator
What are your thoughts on expensive cameras? Do you think they create better images?.
I believe it is more important to keep in mind that the camera depends on its purpose, if you work with fashion, beauty, or a market that demands quality in the image, it is necessary to have equipment that is within your need of work, expensive equipment have a difference in the quality of the image and even so they charge high prices for delivering more quality, for my photography I want to pass the message first and finally I want the quality to adapt so my equipment still meets my needs, but when I feel limited by an even better visual aesthetic, I will have to resort to more expensive equipment to have that quality delivery I need.