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Photographer: Willy Villacorta

Tell us something about yourself.

I’ve always in contact with art (painting, photography, sculpting), so in the past I had to combine my passion with my job (lawyer). Now my passion is my full time job and I am the happiest person in the world.


How and when did you get into photography?

My very first contact with photography was in my early teens at school, where we had an optional subject about analogic photography. There I made my self my first “pinhole” camera and revealed my own pictures.

 

What is your aim with photography?

I want to transmit beauty through the real nature of the people. I don’t like models posing in front of camera…just having fun and being natural.


What does photography mean to you?

My daily passion and an opportunity to leave a legacy and a part of my later generations

 

Please briefly describe your photography style for our readers.

Natural, fresh and a little bit naughty, but always trying to incorporate new ideas to my projects

Model: Lilith Vanderstorme

Model: Fran by Fashion Art Management

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Model: Abel (Elite models BCN)

Model: Marlon by Uniko Models

Where do you get inspiration from?

Normally looking to other great photographers such as Peter Lindbergh, Tim Walker, Mario Testino, Terry Richardson, etc. and aslo looking to painting and sculpting artists.


Think you in advance what you want in the picture?

I have two methods of working: First one is trying to find model’s naturality, so I just want him/her to relax and have fun. For other jobs, we work hard on the moodboard.

 

Do you do retouching on your pictures, and what do you do?

In the same line as in my pictures, always trying to respect the natural beauty of the models, so my retouching is really “soft”

 

Studio, on location or both?

I’m comfortable with both

 

What kind of locations or subject you like best?

I like minimalism on locations. I prefer a clean place rather a really barrocco one. I want to attract the readers sight to the models acting, clothes or expressions.

 

What or where is your dream to make a photographer one day?

I want to shoot a campaign for Jil Sander or Marc Jacobs. Their art directors are amazing and inspiring.

 

What is the most important you learnt at last couple of years?

I learnt what a fashion shoot should look like and still trying to learn it.

 

 

Model: Kajsa (Francina Models)

Model: Julie & Annewil (Uniko Models)

Model: Ceca (Trend Models)

What are your plans for the future?

Work more internationally with fashion brands and in big productions.

 

What do you look for the models you work with?

I look their natural beauty and acting. I prefer a good natural acting than the beautiest model.

 

What do you think of our new magazine?

Really like it, but one of my favs of last issue was the pictures of Mark Koolen

 

Do you have a message for the modelling industry?

Actually is in the good direction, but still have a lot of work to find freshness.

 

Would you consider yourself a hobbyist or a paid professional?

I’m working in fashion photography full time.

 

What has been your most memorable session and why?

Actually I have some really good ones, but probably the one I made with my friend and designer Leo Peralta.

 

What has been the biggest source of inspiration in your work?

There is not just one source, but actually, you can find a lot of inspiration on the internet where you can search for a lot of photographers and editorials.

 

Nikon or Canon? Favorite lens?

Canon – 85mm L

 

What is one piece of advice you would like to offer a new photographer looking to start their own business?

Be patient, work a lot and keep always experimenting.

 

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Modellen: Tatjana Lauwers & Sarah Tommeleyn

Modellen: Tatjana Lauwers & Sarah Tommeleyn

Modellen: Tatjana Lauwers & Sarah Tommeleyn

Model: Naara (Uniko models)

Model: Lisa (Uniko Models)

Model: Anasatasya (trend models)