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I left an 11 years career as a successful chain of restaurants owner to do what I love. I struggled for me while, but things are finally even.
Leo, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Photographer?
My passion is to get the most of each experience. I rarely sleep, I love to stay outside working, shooting photos, shooting videos, playing music or whatever life offers. Sleeping is a huge waste of time. I started as a kid, pretty amateur. But passioned.
Who is your inspiration in life Leo? How do you keep inspired?
I love a challenge. Love to try to impress people or to keep up with their expectations of my work.
We all make mistakes Leo; we wish we could take back. Please tell us about time being a Photographer; you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.
I don't have many regrets. I am a pretty easy going person. I think I would like to say sorry to some people. I had a traumatic experience in My life and during that time O simply abandoned a few projects. Most people don't even know why.
Leo, when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As a Photographer, how do you go about prioritising your clients’ needs?
I respect My clients, and I am obsessed with the idea of overcoming their expectations and needs.
Please tell us, Leo, about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a Photographer?
Living in Brazil, most artists struggle to rely only on their incomes as an artist. So I have to be pretty tight with my schedule. There is no time to be wasted. I work a six days week and most of the days 11 -14 hours a day. Some weeks I go all the seven days. I don't mind. But I hate having an empty window on my schedule. So that's where my strategic effort usually goes to. Logistics.
Leo, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
I have a client, actually, 5, as they are a Groove metal band, who leave all their music video decisions to me, as in our first work together, I was able to overcome their expectations and imagination.
Leo, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Photographer. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you just want to share with everyone. What is it and why?
The first invitation to have an IMDB page.
Leo, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
Trying to be original sometimes is hard because of hardware limitation. So a feel times we have to develop equipment. That's fun and complicated. I just finish a device to shoot video with my gimbal in 9:16 instead of 16:9.
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Photographer?
The study, believe, study some more, experiment and, always, have fun!
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of collaboration you are looking for?
I am current looking for dancers who like to pose. Men, some. Any dance. Just reach out.
Photographer: Leo Flemming