We had the good fortune of connecting with Leonardo Montero and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Leonardo, why did you pursue a creative career?
I honestly always felt inclined to Arts. I didn’t have to make the choice there was always the possibility in my mind to make a career out of it. From a very young age I have been obsessed with photography, colors, compositions. By the other hand I love giving to people the pleasure of a great portrait of themselves. A lot of people struggle with self image and it’s a gift for me being able to help them realize everyone can look amazing in a portrait.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I became my career by practicing with myself and remembers of my family. I never studied properly photography but I bought myself a camera and started practicing everyday.

I think what is distinctive about me from others is my patience at working with people that are not models or got used to take pictures of themselves.

I am always thinking about ideas for photoshoots and create powerful images.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I would take my friend to the beach of course in Miami Beach where I live. I would rent kayaks and go explore the Miami rivers.

I would take him/her to my favorite club Space to dance all night! Epic!

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
All the people that has trusted me to capture their best pictures.

Website: www.lamontero.com

Instagram: Leoalfonsom

Facebook: Leonardo Alfonso

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