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Surf photographer Luiz Blanco

Luiz Blanco is a world reknowned Surf Photographer from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  The team here at Blue Rapture fell in love with his unique view on surfing, capturing the beauty of the ocean and the sport with an entirely unique output from many other mainstream photographers work in his industry.  

Q & A with Luiz Blanco

Where were you born and raised?

Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

What inspires you to do what you do and why do you do it?

I guess inspiration is so subjective that it can be anywhere, some usual things like the color of the lights, the shape of the sand or the texture of the sea are inspiration for me, as a good maneuver or a big barrel. Usually i get inspired by all the beach scene itself, not just the surf.

Where did your journey as an artist begin?

Don’t know really to say. Maybe when i started to photograph. In that time i was not making anything different than the other but i considered the beginning of my study in surf photography.

How did you eventually get you where you are today?

I think most of all was naturally doing what i like to do. I never tried to step further than i can, not forcing things to happen.

What would you consider to be unique about your work compared to similar photographers, artists or designers?

Its hard to say nowadays, that are some many people doing photos and art that some things are most of the same. But when i begin to photograph i tried a lot to do some different angles or open framed photos. In my mind the most important thing was to do something different, and i used all of techniques i can to it.

What do you consider to be your favourite project to date?

Just to travel, get photos and know different people.

What tools or techniques do you use to produce your work?

I have a basic canon camera. I think the gear can help a lot, but now we give much importance to it. The most important thing to a photographer is his own vision, the gear is just a machine.

Fun Facts

Favourite Surfer: The one that make my photo look nice!

Favourite Surf Spot: I love Puerto Escondido.

Life idol: Can it be Einstein?

Favourite thing to do to relax: Read books, I really read a lot of them.

Recent Projects:

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