Guest Photographer feature:
“Discover Rio de Janeiro through AYRTON's Eyes.”
"It's not WHAT you shoot. It's the WAY you shoot"
AYRTON was born to be a photographer, an art he was in love with since childhood, when he used to spend his time with a father who was always taking pictures. After winning a bowling championship at the age of 14, Ayrton got a camera and some years later - when he was 17 - had his first paid job for an interstate bus company, preparing posters. This was his beginning and - since then - he never stopped shooting to pay for his bills, entering into a media magazine company, where he was responsible for various kinds of photographic reportage, from journalism to fashion, from tourism to nude. The next step saw Ayrton working in advertising and - in 1982 - he was hired as photographer by Jacques Cousteau, in his Amazon expedition. Ayrton entered into panography in 1996 and - today - he offers any kind of photo service, from advertising to reportage even though his panoramic skills are amongst the most requested since 2006 when - with the shootings of the world's biggest favela, Rocinha, he caught the attention of Cristina de Luca - Content Editor for O DIA. Since then, all the biggest Online Newspapers from Brazil, calls Ayrton on a regular basis, to freeze in his panoramic images several things: from fashion shows, to sport events, to crime reportages, as also TV stations are beginning to hire him for their online version websites... Another area where he was a pionner is in Wedding Panography, where he has been shooting lots of rich and famous weddings in Brazil, telling a complete story. minute by minute of that special day for the Brides. And most major multinational companies, like Coca-Cola, EXXON, Petrobrás, ElPaso Oil, and big Hotels chains hire Ayrton's services for Virtual Tours of their spaces. His wife Andréa Simões is his associate, assistant and also a second photographer in big jobs, where clients need two people shooting at the same time to better capture the event.
» More about AYRTON can be found at: http://ayrton360.com