State / Region
Valle del Cauca
I think that one thing that makes my work unique is the way I see women. For me, they are perfection, they are the best creation of nature, so I do my best every time I shoot to show this quality in my photos.
Mao, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as Photographer?
My passion and inspiration is the woman, as you already know. I started as a photographer a long time ago as a hobby because it was a hobby of my father's as well.
Who is your inspiration in life Mao? How do you stay inspired as a Photographer?
Color, happiness, love, sunny days, cozy warm rooms... everything that makes me feel comfortable inspires me. I'll stay inspired as a photographer as long as life looks like that.
We all make mistakes Mao; we wish we could take back. What was the mistake you made in the past that you wish you can take back?
I remember it as it was yesterday. I was shooting a great campaign in New York, I remember we did a great job, the model, the makeup artist, the wardrobes, the location was perfect... unfortunately my memory card fails, and I lost everything. That was so bad, and since then, I take good care with my work, and it never happened again.
Mao, How do you describe yourself in terms of working with clients?
I'm very easygoing; I always do my best to get my client comfortable and satisfied with my work. I take good care to every single detail to have a good final product and a satisfied client as well.
Please tell us, Mao, how do you prioritize work, social life, friends, and family?
It's easy, I'm very disciplined, and I respect my work and leisure time. My family is my priority, so they deserve a really good quality time.
Mao, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
Well, I haven't had such a situation until now. I can't tell.
Mao, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Photographer.
Well, I am part of the photographer staff of the New York Fashion Week. Also, I was featured in a fashion magazine in the UK, and one photo I did was the cover of that magazine, that was great.
Mao, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
Well, it was an editorial with 5 models very diverse. It was very challenging, it wasn't easy to have them look good all at the same time, so we have to take tons of photos... that pushed my patience to the limits, but finally, we did it, we enjoyed it, and we had a great time.
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Photographer?
Keep dreaming, keep learning, always be yourself, and push your imagination to the limit. Never say, "I can't."
Photographer: Mao Campo @mao_campo