Spotlight Interview – Vanessa Faria Photography

Vanessa Faria is an upcoming fashion photographer from Lisbon, Portugal. When we first checked out Vanessa’s soft, commercial and individual style of photography we were really keen to share her work, experiences and interests with you. Read on to find out about which modern fashion icons Vanessa is inspired by, how she would define her personal style and what she does to relax when not working.


Vanessa Faria Photography

Vanessa Faria Photography


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Q: How did you get into professional photography?

I got started in the photography almost on accident

It all started when I was in high school, where if had a project where I had to open an agency models, already before the project was a fan of photography, but just a hobby, only when the project began to realize the things were getting more exciting, I decided that this was where he wanted it for my life, that this was my passion.


Q: What do you enjoy most photographing?

I love fashion photography. When I discovered model photography, I was instantly hooked. Love capturing a story and background as well as the feature of the photograph there’s something about the interaction with models mixed ambient, I think is absolute incredible.


Q: Who inspires you?

I’m inspired by everything and many people inspire me, my family, my best friends, famous people, however like some other photographers I’m inspiring an a another’s photographers too.


Vanessa Faria Photography

Vanessa Faria Photography

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Q: Which modern day fashion designers or fashion icons do you look up to?

I really like the international designers Alexander McQueen, Giorgio Armani. For fashion icons I would choose Kate Middleton, Kim Kardashian and Audrina Partridge as well as the  Portuguese fashion designers Storytailors and Nuno Baltazar.


Q: Do you prefer to shoot on location or in the studio?

I prefer shooting on location because I can play with natural lights and exploring the environments.


Q: Who is your favourite photographer?

I have many favourite photographers David Lachapelle, Miles Aldridge, and Mario Testino. Also, some Portuguese Photographers, Mário Principe, José Ferreira and Ana Dias.


Vanessa Faria Photography

Vanessa Faria Photography

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Q: Is there anybody you would like to work with (either behind or in front of the camera)?

I would like work with Mario Testino and with the Victoria’s Secret Models.


Q: How would you define your personal style?

The most of my work is shooting in location with natural lights in different environments and ambiences. I think that is what defines my work.


Q: Where are you based?

I am currently based in Lisbon (Portugal). However I can easily travel anywhere in London or anywhere in England. I have done often in the past.


Vanessa Faria Photography

Vanessa Faria Photography

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Q: What do you do to relax?

What the most people do, going out, go to cinema, concerts.


Editor’s Note: Vanessa Faria is one of Urbanity Chic’s photographer’s to watch. Her appreciation of the human form, light and what goes in to create a commercial shot means that Vanessa will surely continued success in the future.


If you’d like to learn more about or contact Vanessa Faria just follow the links below:

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