'Sparking A Reaction'- With Photographer Paulo T. * TonboMai

‘Sparking A Reaction’- With Photographer Paulo T.

Posted By tonbomai on Jul 4, 2014


 

Paulo T. Self Portrait

Photographer Paulo T. captures each moment with an energy that embraces the viewers eye and invites their imagination into a playful dance. His works reveal a life of motion, in which one is thrown into the moment, with passion and emotion, while taking one deep into a period of  time–as only a he can. It is here that he takes his audience to the edge of what photography is meant to do and then invites them a little further. This is movement. This is reaction. This is Paulo T.

 

Paulo T. is an award winning, internationally published photographer based out of Santa Fe, New Mexico. With over fifteen (15) years of performing arts experience, Paulo T. has the ability to express emotion, creativity and acceptance.

Paulo T.’s personal and professional life motivates him to create photographic art that stimulates the eye and captivates the mind. He inspires to capture ”the moment,” allowing the exhibition of energy and emotion to be expressed at its highest.

Continually evolving and applying new techniques, Paulo T. pushes the limits of traditional photography. His future goals are set high; he aspires to be respected as a top international photographer and artist.

For more information on Paulo T., contact him at www.PauloT.com

 

1. What attracted you to photography?
The ability to share my perspective of what I see and experience. I’ve always been a visual learner, so naturally this was the perfect tool where I was able to create works that represented who I am as a person.

2. How would you describe your photography style?
Action.. Action.. Action…
There are five lines in the body, each with its own distinct personality. With every photograph, I strive to capture these lines to define their story. I see this, not as a challenge, but as an opportunity to create works that are unique, powerful and emotional.

3. What inspires you?
By putting my camera down and living life. I try my hardest to absorb all my senses and experiences for what it truly is. Life has so much to offer; being behind a lens or in front of a computer 24/7 is not living (well, at least to me). From having a simple dinner to going to art shows or camping out in a tent gives me experiences to grow from.

4. How do you think you have evolved in your art since starting?
I’ve learned how to listen to my voice and know that it’s okay not to be liked by everyone. Frank Sinatra is Frank Sinatra for one reason… He is Frank Sinatra.

5. What do you think the job of a good photograph is? What should it do?
The ultimate goal for a photograph is to inspire “Reaction,” whether it  be good or bad. Not everyone is going to remember every photo, but if the viewer reacts when they first see your creation; the work is successful.

6. Which photographers do you admire the most?
Helmut Newton for being progressive in his time, while giving so much beauty, strength and fashion.
Lois Greenfield for being the pioneer in dance photography.
Annie Leibovitz for keeping up with the times while holding her style and vision strong.

7. What would you say to someone considering photography?
Let go of your Ego and you’ll go far. When somebody doesn’t like or even hate your work… ask them “Why?” and respect them for it. You’ll be surprised how much you can learn and evolve.

Any Parting Thoughts?
I was working at a Dance Company & School when I picked up a professional camera for the first time. Once I got into their rehearsals and started photographing I was completely hooked! So much energy and passion from those dancers and the fact that I was able to create a photo to share their beauty & strength with the world inspired me.

For the first two years, 90% of the time all I photographed were dancers. They are the ones who taught me about “Perfection.” A photo could be 5 Stars, but if the dancer’s placement or lines are just a tiny bit off.. it’s an automatic bad photo and will never be used or seen by anyone. At first it was a hard lesson to learn, but one day it clicked. It’s not about me, it’s about them. Professional dancers work their entire lives for that unreachable goal – “Perfection.”

Learn more about Photographer Paulo T. at www.pauloT.com

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All photographs on this page are the property of Photographer Paulo T and he only. You must have his permission to use them. Please contact him through his website www.pauloT.com