Photography August 16, 2014
Photographer of the Day: Joana Machado
Portugal-based ADC Member shines in the studio
August is Photography Month here on the ADC blog. Among other stories and articles, we will be featuring a different photographer every weekday of the month. Some are seasoned professionals, some are young up and comers, and some are just amateur shutterbugs taking snapshots on the side. One thing they have in common: they are all ADC Members, part of our globe-spanning creative community. We hope that you enjoy their work as much as they love creating it!
How old were you when you took an interest in photography?
I was 21 years old, during my last year at the University of Porto Fine Arts School.
What do you love most about photography as an artform?
I love that photography is so intuitive. You just know when you have a good photo.
What is your favorite thing to shoot and why?
I enjoy shooting people and still life because they can be unpredictable. You can prepare amazingly well for your shoots, with mood boards and meetings, but you never know what is really going to happen on the set. I love it.
“You can prepare amazingly well for your shoots, with mood boards and meetings, but you never know what is really going to happen on the set.”
What is your favorite piece of equipment?
Strangely, it’s my studio lights. Even when I don´t use them, I know that they give me all the freedom to work whenever I like.
Which person most inspires your photographic passion? Which professional photographers do you look up to?
There are a lot of people and things that inspire my photographic work, but if I had to choose a name, it would be Ryan McGinley.
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