Victor Kenzo

Victor Kenzo, please describe yourself in three words:

Positive, funny and honest.

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Which place do you call home?

Undoubtedly my hometown is Barcelona.

Are you self taught or schooled?

I’m completely self-taught.

How did you get into photography?

I think I discovered it when I was a child but I didn’t know that it would be my job in the future.

How long have you been a photographer?

For four years.

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As you look through the viewfinder, what is the most critical moment in capturing your image?

That moment comes from the feeling I get from the person, place and situation.

How would you describe your style?

It’s difficult for me to describe it. I always try to show their best side, it can be anything from fun to racy depending on them.

What do you think makes a truly memorable photo?

Maybe the connection with the team and the vibe of the shoot.

We know each of us has someone or something that inspires our life and work. Can you tell us the true basis of your inspiration?

Every individual person, place and situation gives me a different feeling that inspires me in my work.

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What does fashion mean to you?

I don’t like the tags or when people talk about what fashion is. I think each person has their own description about what fashion means to them.

What photographers from the past or present have influenced you the most?

Mario Testino, Peter Coulson, …

What has been your favorite photo location or session?

Every shooting at the beach.

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What type of cameras do you shoot with?

Canon 5D Mark II.

If you had to choose one lens which one would it be and why?

Depends the moment or location. But 24-70 and 70-200 are my essentials.

Do you prefer flash or daylight?

I can’t chose… I use both of them, flash at my studio and always natural light outside or if there is a big window.

What is your favorite photography accessory, other than your camera?

A nice snapback.

How important is Photoshop in your final images?

It is very important nowadays.

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How important is a website and social media for your business?

It is also very important. Maybe 75% of my business is generated through it.

Do you listen to music while doing your shooting? If so, what are you playing right now?

I can’t work (or live) without music. I’m listening to RnB right now.

What advice do you have for somebody who wants to pursue photography?

Take your time, practice a lot, learn from each experience and of course, ENJOY!

What lies ahead for you?

Who knows?

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Victor Kenzo