Ep. 003: Eolo Perfido | Be Inspired Photography Podcast
Portrait and commercial photographer Eolo Perfido about falling in love with photography, vintage computers and learning from some of photography’s living legends.
Eolo Perfido’s Bio:
Photography arrived quite late in my life, but fortunately, passions are timeless, so at 28 I took a camera in my hands without knowing that after a while my desire would be to keep it there forever. Taking pictures has become something that goes beyond the simple realisation of images and has deeply changed my way of experiencing life and relating to others. In the past 12 years, I worked for several international agencies and clients such as JWT, Saatchi & Saatchi, Leo Burnett, BBDO, Corbis, Pepsi Cola, Kraft, Gatorade, Novartis. My images appeared on many magazines and journals such as The New York Times, Communication Arts, Panorama First, Vision, Vogue Russia, GQ Russia, L’espresso, Computer Arts to name some of them. In the last years, I’ve been also honoured to assist on the field photographers like Steve McCurry, Elliott Erwitt and James Natchwey in several of their shootings in Europe, Africa, Asia and South America. I was born in France in a small town called Cognac. I live in Rome and work all over the world.
Be Inspired Photography Podcast with Eolo Perfido.
00:00 Welcome to the Be Inspired Photography Podcast.
Eolo Perfido Interview on the Be Inspired Photography Podcast.
01:02 Eolo Perfido interview.
01:10 How Eolo first become interested in photography.
02:07 Some of the different jobs Eolo did before becoming a professional photographer.
03:00 How Eolo Perfido started out as a professional photographer.
04:02 Eolo’s love of illustration and he still wants to learn how to draw.
05:31 Making the full leap to professional photography.
07:14 How Eolo works with a photo representative agency.
09:32 Eolo Perfido discusses how photography changed his life.
11:11 The style of story telling through portrait photography.
12:33 Which cameras Eolo uses.
13:54 How Perfido’s approach to creating changes depending on what he is working on.
15:38 Why Eolo shoots tethered on a commercial project.
18:36 Eolo describes his way of creating personal projects.
21:03 Eolo Perfido talks about his experience of assisting living legends like Steve McCurry and Eugene Richards.
25:11 Getting the work/life balance right.
25:35 How street photography fits into Eolo’s life.
28:38 Do photographers have a typical workday?
31:08 What inspires Eolo Perfido.
21:31 Eolo discusses his personal project “Clownville”.
37:31 A passion for vintage computers.
40:36 Overcoming creative blocks.
41:53 Why working photographers make the best teachers.
44:03 Where to find Eolo online.
44.31 Who is Eolo Perfido’s favourite photographer of all time?
44:56 Thanks to Eolo Perfido for joining us on the Be Inspired Podcast!
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