I’ve the sensation that is much more simple than people think. Because I like keep it simple. I don’t like spend too much time taking care of the the technique and setting up an scene. I like capture some kind of improvisation in an action where anyone shows the own body gesture. The perfection of the photo for me is not important at all.
Some of my best shoots are made in 5 minutes. But before this moment I’ve spend a lots of hours swimming and freediving in many differents places, different times of the day, different sea and atmosphere conditions, etc.
I don’t spend too much time preparing the photo, because the photo is not prepared. But I spend long days, walking the way, trying to provoke that special moment that looks like all is prepared. But doesn’t.
In a normal day, if there is some normal day, the plan is just go to the sea; on a beach, by boat or just a place where you can jump from the rocks. And the idea, is go to spend a nice time enjoying to the sea. I don’t like go thinking to take awesome photos, that’s bullshit, this sounds too arrogant and add some unnecessary pressure to the model and me. The first thing is enjoy but carrying the camera, just in case… Once there, I decide what to do, spend long time with the model trying hundreds of things, just freediving while I take some pictures, go by myself shooting to waves or the landscape, or just shooting other people around. Also some times I leave my camera on the sand and I just enjoy the moment.