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Brazil Based Photographer | Storytelling Explorer | Dramatic Light | Cinematic look

Samuka Marinho, Brazilian, illustrator, retoucher, photographer. He has performed each of his activities in a self-taught, progressive and successive way.
He began his professional career as an art director in advertising agenci… Read More
Brazil Based Photographer | Storytelling Explorer | Dramatic Light | Cinematic look

Samuka Marinho, Brazilian, illustrator, retoucher, photographer. He has performed each of his activities in a self-taught, progressive and successive way.
He began his professional career as an art director in advertising agencies. Feeling the need to improve his works, he used the illustration and for the same reason he used the digital retouch, resulting in the development of a great skill and true passion for these two areas, in which he later became a supplier.
Perhaps due to an eventuality of the regional market that he was part, most of the commissioned images were neutral, where nothing should be very clear, very dark, very colorful or very desaturated and with perfect skins, almost like dolls. The excess of asepsis demanded in most of the images limited the exercise of his work, making him professionally tired and unmotivated, since there was no more creative freedom, only manual labor, especially when much of what was left behind was charged ahead.
Due to these restrictions, the desire to be the author of his works emerged, although still as an exercise, in order not to be at all times the extension of another artist. From then on, photography emerged in his life, revealing to be a liberating step. In his personal projects, he exchanged the experience of the perfect for the challenge of the fantastic, using much more the lights, the shadows, the colors and even what for some, seems imperfections.
At first, to get inspired from the everyday life, he spent hours researching images of other artists. Today, the images he produces as a photographer are also his source of stimulus.
In addition, he acquired a style through total immersion. This experience could provide the exposure of a peculiar vision of an independent work, allowing improving his techniques instead of limiting them.
All stages of his career were complementary, making him an increasingly complete and self-sufficient image professional. If he catches a glimpse of any subject, he will seek to draw, produce, photograph and make post-production. The perfect alchemy.
Although everything is much more laborious, he sees it as a chance to produce and expose his plastic vision on a theme, which is extremely rewarding. Even with such confidence, he still cannot live on making vernissage. In his day-to-day, he puts into practice ideas that are not his own, but since he has already gone through creation, pre- and post-production, he can have an easy dialogue with everyone who is part of the work, putting his impressions whenever appropriate.
As a photographer, he will not fail to be a retoucher or illustrator. And as an author, he will remain as a good supplier. And even if self-sufficient, he will trust, while remaining being careful, in his eventual work teams.
Every time he shoots, he learns more about post-production. Every time he illustrates, he learns more about photography. Read Less
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