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Life & Work with Wellington Carvalho

Today we’d like to introduce you to Wellington Carvalho.

Hi Wellington, we’d love for you to start by introducing yourself
My name is Wellington Carvalho, but everyone calls me, Well. I was born and raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil but have called Atlanta home for the past few years.

​Photography came into my life at a time where I needed to express my creativity somehow. Back in Brazil, I could easily do that through music, playing drums but couldn’t do that here.

​I’ve always loved photography! I would take photos on my phone and play around with editing but never took that seriously until my wife gave me a camera set for Christmas, and the rest is history! I fell in love with the street, landscape, and aerial photography, and that’s where I can best express myself as a photographer.

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Since photography is not my primary source of income, it has allowed me to be more creative, take more chances, and have fun with it. I’m able to photograph everything I want. With that, I can pick which types of jobs I want to do and which ones fit my style the most.

I created this structure over time, and one of my struggles was accepting that I didn’t have to do all jobs that came my way. I struggled with it a lot.

Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
Today, I consider aerial photography my specialty. Photography, in general, is my passion, but I found myself in aerial photography. Drone photography makes up more than 90% of my Instagram content, which people identify me with.

Time has shaped me in a way that, looking back, I can see how far I’ve come in photography. I still have my limitations and will continue to improve, but I’m proud of what I’ve accomplished so far!

I had a phase where I was still finding my ground as an artist, my photography references shaped me, so I didn’t have my personality. Today, I have my way of expressing colors, contrasts, angles, and everything else that makes a photo attractive.

My signature photo consists of a pattern of angles and editing that I’ve been developing over time. I believe that people who have followed me would identify a photo taken by me without having my name signed on it.

Have you learned any interesting or important lessons due to the Covid-19 Crisis?
Since my style of photography doesn’t depend on interaction with people, and most of my photos are objects/buildings, COVID didn’t impact me directly.

But it made me realize how therapeutic photography is for me. With the pandemic came a lot of uncertainty, stress, fears, and so on.

I found myself going out to take pictures a lot more so I could recharge my energy. I would say that COVID taught us to treat and respect everything that makes us feel good.

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Well Carvalho

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