I never liked landscape images.

The sense that something was missing in those photos always bothered me. I couldn't find out what it was, neither could I express it. I knew something was incomplete, and the journey to fill this gap would also lead to a journey of self discovery.

It was only by diving into the deep layers of my own mind that I would find the beauty in the imperfections that trouble the human essence. I had to learn how to love all sides of it, and by doing so, I was able to find the missing piece of this puzzle: Human beauty. No pretty landscape will ever beat the warmth in our soul that of a portrait that captures the humanity in ourselves.

And because I never liked landscape images I left a promising career as a classical musician to explore this new medium: photography—this passion would later develop into an obsession with fashion photography: the only field that managed to successfully merge humanity and art.

I was only 19 years old when I photographed my first fashion cover—without realizing that this journey that I was about to dive into, would take me to different countries, different cultures and would allow me to have the life that I never had.

All because I never liked landscape images.

Testimonial

Clients, employers and contractors.

The Edgytor Magazine

Gustavo’s incredible work inspires me and makes me believe that talent comes from within at any age. As young as he’s determined and focused to improve himself at every opportunity, he’s going to be unstoppable as a photographer, as an art director and as an artist.

Vikki Góis
Former Editor in Chief of The Edgytor
Haus of Outré’s Creative Director

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Aromatech

Gustavo is a visionary for exclusive and distinct designs in both, photography and branding. He is innovative and excellent at managing multiple tasks while thinking ahead. His fun, positive, and professional attitude, along with a willingness to learn, has made him such an asset to our team and a pleasure to work with.

Kristen Haines
Marketing Director
Aromatech

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Jamaque Paradis Magazine

You don’t need to be very knowledgeable in art to see that Gustavo’s work carries a beautiful emotional weight. The concepts are always touching and well thought out. What can I say? My clients love it every time

Bernice Noel
Editor in Chief
Jamaque Paradis Magazine

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Exhibitions

+    Subjective Reality, Liquid Amber Gallery, Vancouver, BC » 2019

+    Meandering, inflections, and angry camels, The Fields Exhibition and Project Space,  Vancouver, BC » 2018

+    Thesis Exhibition: Brazilian Spring, Visual College of Art and Design, Vancouver, BC » 2016

+    Total Work of Art, Markeshift Spaces,  Vancouver, BC » 2016

+    O corpo, Fotografe uma Idea, São Paulo, SP » 2014

+    Projeto Goela, Virtual Gallery,  São Paulo, SP » 2015

Brands

+    Hitachi
+    Siemens
+    City of Vancouver
+    Collingwood Business Improvement Association
+    DBH Law
+    Pace Creative Group
+    Paccar
+    Griffols
+    Genmark
+    Waterstreet
+    Bootealicious
+    Top to Toe wellness
+    Emporio Alexandria
+    FirstMate Pet Foods
+    DCNOY
+    Mine and Yours
+    VCAD
+    Alex Yu
+    Lotusland Imports
+    Aromatech
+    Rodrigo Rosner
+    Gustavo Carvalho
+    Igor Dadona
+    Felipe Fanaia
+    Rafael Caetano
+    Karin Feller
+    Renata Buzzo
+    Carina Duek

Published

+    Jornal de Toronto » 2019
+    Ideia fixa » 2016 + 2017 + 2018
+    Catraca Livre » 2017 + 2018
+    Mwmag » 2017 + 2018
+    Artrianon » 2018
+    Azucar Magazine » 2018
+    Boooooooom » 2017
+    For Example » 2018
+    Revista Escrita Pulsante – USP » 2018
+    Jamaque Paradis » 2016 + 2017 + 2018
+    LA Times » 2017
+    Pernambuco Cultural » 2017
+    Design Scene » 2012 + 2013 + 2014 + 2015 + 2016 + 2017
+    Male Model Scene » 2012 + 2013 + 2014 + 2015 + 2016 + 2017
+    Runway Passport » 2011 + 2012 + 2013 + 2014
+    Sexy Magazine » 2014
+    Dia a Dia Magazine » 2013 + 2015
+    The Edgytor » 2013 + 2014 + 2015
+    Bride Style » 2014
+    Be magazine » 2013 + 2015
+    The Fashionisto » 2014

Agencies

+    Pace Creative Group
+    Tasha E Productions
+    Lexignton Models
+    Richard Models
+    Canvas Management
+    Way Models
+    Ford Models
+    Joy Model Management
+    Mega Model Brazil
+    L’equip
+    Casa Agencia
+    IMG
+    NEXT
+    OUI
+    Bananas Models
+    Marilyn Agency
+    Urban Management
+    D’management
+    D’group
+    JOY