Larsen Sotelo – Roll it!

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Fotografen wie Helmut Newton, Ryan McGinley, David Bellemere, Bert Stern und Vivien Sassen inspirieren ihn. Doch längst hat er seinen ganz eigenen Stil gefunden, jung, frisch, urban. Larsen Sotelo aus Los Angeles ist nicht nur Fotograf auch Grafikdesigner. Mit mehr als 7 Jahre Erfahrung in Grafik-Design und über 2 Jahre bei der Fotografie verbindet er Kreativität mit starker Motivation und findet die richtige Balance, um Karriere mit Privatleben zu verknüpfen.

Elle:
Tell us about your background and how you came to be a photographer.

Larsen Sotelo:

I have background in Graphic design and started getting into photography about 3 years ago and been a full-time photographer this past year.

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Elle:
What do you enjoy most about being a photographer?

Larsen Sotelo:

Having a lot of freedom and creating art and of course get to photographer beautiful and very talented artists.

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Elle:
Is there anything you dislike about being a photographer?

Larsen Sotelo:

The business side of it.

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Elle:
How has your shooting style and work ethic changed in time?

Larsen Sotelo:

I fell like it changes every year. I get bored easily with my work and like to challenge myself everyday. My goal is to have a unique style that similar to the greats like Helmut, Juergen, or a Ryan McGinley.

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Elle:
What equipment and software do you make use of in your workflow?

Larsen Sotelo:

I have a Nikon D700 for my DSLR, a few point and shoot film cameras, Polaroid cams, and a medium format film camera. As for software i use photoshop and lightroom.

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Elle:
What is your dream project?

Larsen Sotelo:

Good question. Doing a fashion spread for Bizarre Magazine with Kate Moss.

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Elle:
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

Larsen Sotelo:

At a beautiful secluded beach in the middle of nowhere shooting a pirelli calendar.

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