The world is filled with exquisite landscapes and picturesque locations waiting to be framed in a picture. Along with his daughter Rosiane, Gabriel Maia makes sure that they get to capture the world?s magnificence with a camera.
Capturing stunning shots is one way to preserve the beauty of a location, a place, or a person. That is what Gabriel Maia (@rosyimages) has done since he was a kid. He is a renowned professional photographer whose works have been recognized and curated by Vogue Italia and many others.
The Love for Photography
Gabriel?s passion for photography was ignited when he was 17. It was the 1970s when he first got his hands on his first camera. With his own money, he bought the model Olympus OM-2, a 35 mm camera that used to be one of the best cameras available during his time.
The beginning of his journey
With his new camera, Gabriel began to use it by taking pictures of soccer matches in a town in Brazil where he used to live. He was also passionate about capturing photographs of nature, preserving its beauty. He took photos of beautiful national parks and admitted that his favorite place to take pictures is Crater Lake National Park.
Because of his love for photography, Gabriel made it his mission to shoot from different locations. He had the chance to visit countries like Indonesia, Mexico, Zimbabwe, Myanmar, Iceland, and Israel. Through this, he had the opportunity to capture amazing pictures of these places. Some of his pictures have been the inspiration for aspiring tourists planning to visit new places.
Joining forces with his daughter
Those who have witnessed his amazing shots say that Gabriel?s style is unique. Fortunately, he gets to pass this talent to his son and daughter, Bruno and Rosiane. They, too, have shown interest in entering the world of photography.
Like Gabriel, when Rosiane was a teenager, she watched her father take photos and learned the techniques herself. She then began traveling with Gabriel to capture fantastic images throughout their journey. Photography plays a vital role in Rosiane?s life because she is also a model. She is extensively collaborating with her father in taking stunning environmental shots around the world.
Applying for Vogue Italia
Vogue Italia is the Italian version of the Vogue magazine, the top fashion magazine in the world. It is pretty hard to have one?s work be included in the magazine. Gabriel knew that they only accepted excellent portfolios, so he and his daughter had to level up their work and produce high-quality photographs. They were aware of the standards they should live up to, so they traveled to Indonesia to shoot beautiful pictures that they wanted as a part of their portfolio to be included in the magazine.
Gabriel wanted to challenge himself, so he took the risk and enjoyed the adventure. He and Rosiane were able to capture the beauty of the landscapes and cities of the country. Because of their commitment to capturing beautiful photos, their portfolio was approved for publishing on Vogue Italia. This success opened new doors of opportunities for the father-and-daughter duo and they are in love with what they do and look forward to taking full advantage of the new opportunities available.