NSFW Magazine Issue 2 (Black Ed.) - Page 90

interview interview kenneth carrera instagram.com/kennethcarrera We are in the DZ studio of Kenneth Carrera in Guay- aquil, Ecuador, invited to attend a photo session. R+: Kenneth, how are you? With whom do we have the photo session? Kenneth: Hi, how are you? Well, with Mare Cevallos, she is an Ecuadorian actress and Miss. Mare have been a friend of the studio for a long time. We take pictures more than anything because she is a per- son who lends herself to doing fun things, that's why I always call her to do different things. R+: Could you summarize your career in a few lines? Kenneth: I started professional photography five years ago when all this boom for photography and fashion in Guayaquil arose, before that I was in Ad- vertising for another five years and I studied Cinema. Now i'm try to share my time between jobs for com- panies and author photography. R+: Can you tell us something about what are we going to do today? What is the idea? The style? Kenneth: I am a lot of improvising, I see something that I like and I get the best out of it, then I mix several things and put together to create something new. For today, the first thing I decided was Mare, she is quite multifaceted. Then, i evaluate several elements such as the makeup that today came up with the idea of a ​​ natural and wet look. As for the wardrobe, I like to improvise and see what emerges at the moment, even now that we are about to start with the session, I do not know exactly how it will look. It happens to me a lot that I plan and when the day arrives the mood of that day is not or the model can give more than what I expected and we have to change things. It's enough of that, of improvising. 90 NSFW MAG R+: I have seen that you have a certain preference for some models, can you say that you have a muse? Kenneth: I have never thought of a muse or some- thing, for me it is choosing something I want to do and I think of someone who adapts to that, who can work for the idea, what face or attitude works. I have worked with some people only once, if I repeat with someone it is because there was a feeling like what happens with Mare, we can talk, propose things and explore. I always return to people who are fun. R+: What kind of models are you looking for or what features should you have? Kenneth: For me it is a question of versatility, the physical is 40% and the attitude 60%. For me it is to go and show, to try things that work or not. If some- one follows me without me carrying it all the time, I think that person is powerful enough on camera. R+: ¿How do you see the current Guayaquil? Do you think that the opening of people has changed a bit in front of the nude, both from the artist and from the models? Kenneth: I think that the progress of ideas has to do with the school, what is happening in the city at the academic level, many schools have arisen not only in photography but also in art. When people are closer to that, they are more open. In addition, the new generations are much more exposed and aware of that then it is easier to talk with them, the dialogue is more open and you do not have those taboos before allowing you to talk more about certain topics. When this happens, the public begins to assimilate, for me it is very important that there is a circle that educates constantly. Then you have social networks that are like a world without limits and with the exposure they generate, they allow art to reach everyone. They also help to have a deeper connection with your audience, you have direct contact, people can tell you what they do not like, then you start trying to give new or different things and get the answer immediately. NSFW MAG 91