Allan Gregorio is a young photographer from Sao Paolo, Brazil. From an early age he has been into all sorts of art, like drawing and painting. When he was seventeen he had the opportunity to work as an assistant to a renowned photographer, and he discovered the poetic and magical side of photography.
However, it wasn’t enough for him. He knew little about it and he wanted to learn more, so he started researching its cultural and artistic attributes. It’s through the lens that every day he sees a different world. Currently he is taking a vocational training at Senac. He has realised that he didn’t choose this career, it has always been part of him.
KALTBLUT: How did you start with photography portraits?
Allan: A few years ago I met a photographer and worked with him as an assistant to learn and also help. He photographed many events where I had the opportunity to deal with people … Then I saw what I loved to do, photographing people. Since my childhood arts have always been present, drawing, painting and mixing different artistic techniques. So basically what I do with portrait photography is bringing my desires and imagination to creation.
KALTBLUT: How do you choose your models?
Allan: My models are people who believe in my madness, because sometimes I am crazy. Hahaha.. just kidding.
Usually I choose professional models, because they are easier to handle with the image… I try to look for a suitable profile depending on the work I want to do. I can also do shootings with any other person that looks me up, professional or not.
KALTBLUT: Are you working on something right now?
Allan: I’m with personal projects and working with friends from different areas and I am also studying photography. My mind is always working. I may not be running, but my mind is bubbling.
KALTBLUT: Where do you get your inspiration from?
Allan: My inspiration can be anything… Everything depends on how I am at the moment. It can be a poem, friends, a place, fashion things, a movie… I have different types of art references, I see it as a whole and it helps me in the process of creation for a shooting.
Interview by Emma E. K. Jones