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Photographer Wander Aguiar

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What does photography mean to you? Photography for me is a way of seeing. It allows me to compose a moment and freeze it. How did you develop an interest in photography? I have always had a strong interest for everything visual; Materials, textures, lights and colors. I actually first graduated as an interior architect, but quite soon started to do photography full time. Taking photos allows me to study how light acts on different surfaces, and in fashion photography it is so fascinating to make the textures and colors convey certain emotion or moods as well. The great part about photography is that there is always space for experimenting, learning and evolving.

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How do you as a photographer make sure that the thing, person or landscape you want to shoot looks the way you want it to? It is really like putting a puzzle together. You have an image in your head, and then you must place the pieces together to make that picture. For me it usually starts with the casting. Selecting the face that can carry out the rest. Its team work. Sometimes just a photographer and model, but working with stylists, makeup and hair artist and assistants really helps you to put all the pieces where they should be for you to be able to archive the look you wish to have. From your point of view, what makes a good picture? Such a big question! I recently visited Herb Ritts’ exhibition

and once again was reminded of his “3A’s” rule. For him the photo should be Attractive, Alluring and Appealing. For me, what I am looking for is beauty. It can be shown in so many different ways, but for me that is what resonates. A great picture should also make you feel a bit sentimental, to make you want to live at least one more day. What were the challenges that you most commonly faced and how did you deal with them? I constantly wish to improve my work and to do better. Nowadays social media shows us so amazing photos from all around the world, so there are days when you really compare yourself and your work with the others. On those days I must tell myself to stop, take a breath and tell myself that I'm doing my best, it’s enough.


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How important is it for a photographer to “connect” with his subjects to bring out their true self? For me this really depends on what we are trying to capture. Is it the subject themselves or are we building something outside of our own personalities? But in general level yes, it is important to have a connection with your subject to be able to get good results. Quite often I have taken photos of models with whom I don’t share a verbal language. This has been challenging for me as it’s all about trust, the little gestures that tell you are both aiming for the same goal. The models or team members you feel like you connect with, are the ones you wish to work with again. Since the photography techniques and equipment change quickly, it is important to stay up-to-date. What do you do to

always keep up with the times? Whenever I get too comfortable with my gear, I change things up. I borrow new equipment just to see how they work and feel on the field. To be honest, I’m very lazy to read about new tools or keep up with the reviews. For me keeping my software updated and files on order is already a hassle. Nowadays almost everyone has access to devices with which it is possible to take pictures. What do you think is the difference between a professional photographer and any other hobby photographer? I would say the difference is money. To be a professional or a hobbyist for me is divided by the fact if you’re getting paid for what you do or not. When money is involved, that usually means there are quality requirements as well. I know there are a lot of great pho-

tos taken by hobby photographers, but to pay your bills by doing photography, that for me is a professional photographer. Which one is your favorite lens and why do you prefer it? Recently I have really liked Canon zoom lens EF 70-200 1:2.8 both on location and in studio, and then of course the always handy 50mm 1:1.4. Which photographers influenced you, and how did they influence your thinking, photographing, and career path? The first photographer I started to follow was Zhang Jingna. Her art driven approach to fashion photography really influenced me. Other photographers whose work I love are Sun Jun, Testino and Li QI. I love culture influenced fashion photography and strong approaches to light and textures.

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What, in your opinion, is most important to consider while shooting portrait pictures? Can you walk us through the actual process that you use to set up a portrait? There is no portrait without the model, so again casting or selecting your model is where I usually start. Once I know who I'm shooting I think what I want to capture. Although to be honest, some my images are first inspired by certain clothing or accessory to be paired with the right kind of a model. When I know the mood I want to go for, I know if I wish to use hard or soft light, studio or location. Sometimes I use reference pictures to show the

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model and team the direction where we are going, or with music set the mood for the photo shoot. Almost every case is different so for me there is no constant pattern. Which editing software do you usually use? As how good would you describe your skills in that software? I basically just do Photoshop and Lightroom. I think I know them quite well, which makes life so much easier. While shooting you always know if the thing you want to fix is faster to do on set or later in editing. For me there are very few frames that go through without any kind of editing, so knowing how to use the soft-

ware products is a big part of the creating process of an image. Exactly what it is you want to say with your photographs, and how do you actually get your photographs to do that? I shoot a lot of models from different backgrounds and my photos are celebrating the beauty of human form. In your free time, what kind of pictures do you like to shoot and which ones do you avoid? Documenting parties or live action moments are situations that make me sweat, but I actually enjoy shooting still-life, it is a great way to learn about light and textures.


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BLOUDER How would you define your personal style? Just a cool sporty Lifestyle.

period of time? Basic full body exercises like chest press, squads, shoulder press and dead lifts.

How did get into fitness? What workout do you do to get that amazing body? I started with gymnastic in a very young age. When I was 16 i decided to start working out in the gym.

What is Paradise Fitness Escape? Paradise Fitness Escape is basically an all inclusive fitness holiday program.

Where do you pull your inspiration from? Sometimes I watch back to the point where I’m started to realize my process. What does your current training look like? What do you like most about it? I work out 6x a week. I love to get better and better every single day. What does your nutrition (eating) plan look like? I love healthy food. Normally I eat high Carb and low Fat. What would you recommend for a quick 20 to 30 minute workout? How long should people rest in between workouts? I don’t like short sessions and need always more than 1 ½h. I’m Trying to rest for 72h after hard training sessions. What are some simple work outs that people can do at home who don’t have access to equipment or can’t afford gym membership? Keep it simple and use your own body weight. I really recommend those kind of training and always try to include it into my normal gym workouts. What are the best types of exercises for getting the fastest results in the shortest

What kind of training program do you offer? Is it highly structured or more informational? We offer programs in Bali, Phuket and koh Samui. The program suits each trainings level. We have different trainers for different kind of workouts like cross fit, gym, freeletics, yoga, surfing, Boot camp and so on. What do you like outside of fitness? Traveling to beautiful destinations and exploring the world. How do you stay up to date regarding fashion? I get my inspiration from the fashion week in berlin and fashion bloggers on Instagram. What are some of your current fashion obsessions? I love the all black and surfer style. Name three things you can’t live without. Friends, fitness and good food. What are your future plans? That PFE becomes the world biggest company for fitness retreats. To inspire more people and learning new things about myself.

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BLOUDER How would you define your personal style? By nature, I am a very trendy individual and I always do my best to look presentable every time I leave my house. In other words, I am a firm believer in the idea that first impressions tell you everything you need to know about a person. How did you get into fitness? What workout do you do to get that amazing body? I’ve been an athlete almost my whole life. I played baseball for 18 years and I’ve been weightlifting seriously for about 11 years now. Weightlifting became a hobby for me at first. But, over time, it became a very influential/ serious part of my life! I realized that fitness and working for the body that I wanted was just the first step into opening doors and creating opportunities for myself in the world of modeling. Once I understood that this idea was highly possible for me, I felt a fire light inside me, which I used to intensify my workouts. I fell in love with working out and with all the amazing capabilities that my body has to offer. In relation to my workout style, the key is to create a caloric deficit to trick my body into burning fat. I usually do fasted weightlifting workouts in the morning when I wake up. I have to keep my intensity very high and I usually do supersets (working two antagonistic muscle groups in the same set) with no more than 30-second breaks in-between sets. My style of workout varies depending on what my end goal is for my body. If I want to promote a lean aesthetically pleasing physique, ill tend to stick with lighter weight for my exercises combined with high reps as well as high sets (15 reps per set with about 6-7 sets per exercise at a certain weight). If I want my body to gain mass, ill increase the weight by 5-10 pounds per set. I perform 5 sets total and the reps range as followed; 15,12,10,8, & 6.

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Lastly, usually lift antagonistic muscle groups on the same day and I lift each muscle group two times per week. I lift chest & back together, biceps and triceps with shoulders, and legs on their own. I incorporate abs into my workout 4 times per week. With the acception of abs, allow each muscle group to rest for up to 48 hours. Make sure you take at least one or two rest days per week. Where do you pull your inspiration from? I wouldn’t say that I pull my inspiration from any single person. I’m extremely confident in my capabilities and myself as well as my appearance as a person. There came a point in my life where I had countless amounts people asking me how I got this body and If I could possibly help them to do the same. That was a very humbling experience for me and helped me gain the confidence I needed to break out of my comfort zone and begin my modeling career. What does your current training look like? What do you like most about it? My training at the current moment is revolving around keep a slim toned aesthetically pleasing body because its summer time in California. In other words, high reps, lots of sets, and lots of abs with mostly clean eating and a couple cheat meals here and there. I don’t have any current shoots coming up anytime soon but it’s my job to have my body ready at any moment. I enjoy the compliments as funny as it sounds. I love food… so it’s kind of a bummer when I can’t eat what I want when I want. Having a shredded physique is kind of like a double-edged sword. You have to eat clean for the most part but the overall satisfaction of observing what your body looks like and all the hard work you’ve put in has paid off. If you want a body like this then you must be prepared to

make sacrifices. What does your nutrition (eating) plan look like? Currently, I am eating about 2,400 calories per day with high emphasis in carbohydrates, moderate protein, and low fat intake. I’m trying to remain aesthetic right now because it’s summer. What would you recommend for a quick 20 to 30 minute workout? How long should people rest in between workouts? I would recommend doing a workout of 4-5 super-set exercises of antagonistic muscle groups with 15 second breaks in-between sets. Decreasing your rest time inbetween sets will allow your heart rate to stay elevated which promotes faster burning of calories as well as allowing your body to tap into your fat storage more quickly. If you’re not sweating, then you’re not working hard enough. What are some simple workouts that people can do at home for people who don’t have access to equipment or can’t afford gym membership? You can always find a park near by but if you don’t have access to that the classic pushups and sit-ups will suffice. You can do lying leg lifts, reverse crunches, regular planks and side planks. You can also do lunges, air squats, jump squats and calf raises. Close grip pushups for chest, knuckle pushups for more back and bicep exercises. What are the best types of exercises for getting the fastest results in the shortest period of time? It depends on what your end goal is. If you want to burn fat and get shredded then do HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) workouts with your weightlifting and minimize your caloric intake. If you want to gain size then lift heavies and eat as much protein and carbohydrates as you can while keeping your fat intake relatively low.


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BLOUDER What made you start online fitness coaching? After countless amounts of people constantly kept approaching me in the gym to ask what my methods and workout styles were and what my diet looked like, I finally came to the logical conclusion that with all my trial and error I could turn this into a job. I felt very confident in my ability and the opportunity to change people lives. I currently work as an online fitness coach as well as a male model all while going to nursing school. Being an online fitness coach is just one more way for me to help people everyday and I thoroughly enjoy every second of what this job has to offer. What kind of training program does your online fitnesscoaching offer? Is it highly structured or more informational? I personally offer macromolecule manipulation, food plans, as well as weekly workout regimens. My workouts are more structured around what has worked for me personally… The people who come to me want the same body that I have. It only makes sense that they do the same workouts that I do. I would never make a client do any exercise that I wouldn’t do myself. My training is highly structured. Client check-ins are required weekly and I am constantly observing my clients daily macromolecule intakes. I’m not just blindly guiding clients, I also inform my clients as to why I am structuring their diet the way that I am. My goal as a fitness coach is not just to help clients gain or lose weight but also not to keep my clients forever. I want to send them off with the knowledge that I have passed onto them so that they can be proactive in their own life and wont ever need to

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pay for fitness expertise ever again. Name five things you can’t live without? 1. Family 2. Girlfriend 3. Close Friends 4. Gym 5. My Career What are your future plans?

I plan to keep modeling and I helping people through online fitness coaching. I want to finish nursing school and become a registered nurse as well! I have plans to travel the world and visit all the places I’ve always wanted to see. Who knows, I might even try to take a shot at becoming an actor. Only time will tell where the wind takes me.


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TA L E S O F A C I T Y I I Photographer Seigar

Seigar is an English philologist, a highschool teacher, and a curious photographer. He is a fetishist for reflections, saturated colors, details and religious icons. He feels passion for pop culture that shows in his series. He considers himself a travel and an urban street photographer. His aim as an artist is to tell tales with his camera, to capture moments but trying to give them a new frame and perspective. Travelling is his inspiration. However, he tries to show more than mere postcards from his visits, creating a continuous conceptual line story from his trips. The details and subject matters come to his camera once and once again, almost becoming an obsession. His three most ambitious projects so far are his “Plastic People", a study on anthropology and sociology that focuses on the humanization of the mannequins he finds in the shop windows all over the world, "Response to Ceal Floyer for the Summer Exhibition" a conceptual work that understands art as a form of communication, and his "Tales of a city", an ongoing photo-narrative project taken in London. He usually covers public events with his camera showing his interest for social documentary photography. He has participated in several exhibitions, and his works have also been featured in international publications. He writes for The Cultural Magazine (Spain) about photography and for Memoir Mixtapes about music (L.A.). Artist Statement: “Tales of a City II” is an urban series made of individual tales from London, 2017. Each image captures a photo -narrative. It is a set of street photography. Most of them are spontaneous instants. They are linked because of the saturated colors, details and free compositions, far from rules. It is a continuation of a group of photos taken in 2014. This year, I went back to my favorite city and I realized I have captured the same motifs and elements that I took in the previous trip. In these tales, you find reflections, shop windows, plastic people, messages, words, abandoned objects, lines, geometry, shadows, lights, food and people. This is London for me. The old city becomes young in my tales; this is how I look at it. There is always something unexpected going on and here you have the proofs.

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a travers la pluie Photographer Artur Stelmach | arturstelmach.eu @artur.stelmach Retouch Przemek Sawczuk @atryniphotography VFX Supervisor Mariusz Zamłyński Makeup Aminatu Damasei Female Model Monika Zamłyńska @monikazamlynska Model Piotrek Maślej

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