Life In Roses, Daniel Davila.
Carnival Magazine talks to Colombian fashion photographer Daniel Davila about his inspiration behind the featured editorial, Life In Roses. Amongst discussing his endeavour to portray beauty and elegance with the camera, Daniel tells us about his leap into the photographic industry and how he got his big break...
Tell us about yourself.
I was born in Barranquilla. At 3 years old I moved to Bogota City where I grew up, learned the art and Colombian culture. My hobbies are playing vallenato accordion as it is representative of where I was born, and I like to draw and just be happy.
Did you study photography or a related course?
At the beginning of my career I was studying graphic design, in this process I met photography. I stopped studying graphic design for professional photography. I did some courses in Zona Cinco related to basic professional photography and having this knowledge, I decided to study fashion and product photography in photo design.
Tell us about your work.
I try to improve my photography by giving it a European feel. In my portfolio, you can find a collective of fashion commissions that I've produced and retouched, always trying to have a unique but professional result in my photos. Photography is my full-time job. When I'm not shooting, I'm always thinking what will be the concept for my upcoming shots.
What do you love about photography?
Feelings, illusions and perfections – I just love everything about photography
Which photographers inspire your practice?
Julia Kuzmenko Mckim, Lara Jade and Yulia Gorbachenko.
What editorials are featuring in Issue 02 of Carnival Magazine?
Life In Roses
Tell us about the featured photography.
The concept of this editorial was taken from the idea of representing the rose. Beauty, colour and simplicity. With my team, we decided to sell this idea to a fashion magazine and try to make ourselves known for our work. This work has been the most important to me, because the sheer amount of hours of work and effort is reflected in the comments and criticisms that people make about this editorial. I have learned to reach out to people different feelings and this is the most important fact for me.
See more of Daniel's work in Carnival Magazine Issue 02 and on his portfolio website.