We stumbled on photographer Guilherme Festa on Instagram. Festa is a 23 year-old Brazilian-born photographer living in New York who mostly shoots the city in which he now lives. But he’s not confined to just that. For Festa, photography needs to be challenging to him. It should not come easy.
Festa always liked photographing things, but he never really got “started” until he arrived in New York. The city itself is one of the most photographed places in the world, and it’s incredibly difficult to create something new there. The city has a unique way of pushing photographers and filmmakers to be more creative, and that’s why so many photographers come and live in this concrete jungle. Festa isn’t necessarily trying to do that, but his unique perspective on the city has led to some beautiful photographs. Perhaps the photos are so good because he’s simply photographing the world around him, not trying to make something new or special out of it.
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