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

Hi Pablo, how do you think about risk?
Risk is always part of a project, even if you have everything calculated and planned, the risk factor will always come into play. And when everything is working it will continue to exist. I think that somehow the existence of it makes everything more interesting and attractive. In my career there were many moments where I had to act and measure the risks and then go forward without fear of making a mistake because the worst mistake is not trying beyond the risk.

What should our readers know about your business?
My company, Wild South Photography, Inc. is dedicated to organizing the logistics of photographic safaris for professional photographers, amateurs, film crews and people who want to have direct contact with wild animals in different places in South America. The trips are always focused on one main animal, such as pumas in Chilean Patagonia, Orcas in Argentine Patagonia, Jaguars in Brazil or marine fauna in Galapagos, among other destinations. Always in small groups in order to provide a better experience and alter the environment in which we move as little as possible.

I don’t know whether to say that pride is the correct word, but personal satisfaction is total when not only my clients manage to photograph what they want, but also and above all when they realize the importance of these beings in our lives and the health of their environment, the importance and awareness of caring for these ecosystems and their species and of transmitting that awareness to other people, especially children or young people, because the well-being and preservation of all these places and their species will depend on them.

My development as a professional was not as a nature photographer, but in the world of fashion and advertising. I was always a lover of wildlife and of remote places to which I went about twice a year to disconnect from the often frivolous world of fashion and advertising photography, of vanity, the rush for everything. In these places away from the noise of the cities and where I did not come across many people, I could simply observe and be a silent witness of everything that was happening in front of my eyes, without haste, without demands and with the sound of nature that surrounded me. .

Over time I met nature photographers and the right people who opened doors for me to get more and more into the fascinating world of nature photography.
The change from fashion and advertising to wildlife photography business was natural but not easy, the trust of those who hire you is earned with time and good work. Once this is achieved, everything begins to flow more easily.
Difficulties are overcome with attention and dedication, love and respect for what one does and when you make mistakes, you just recognize them with humility and you keep going with the will to correct it.

I like to believe that what I do will leave something good to those who live the experience of making my trips, something that, as I already said, will raise awareness of the importance of preserving these ecosystems and their beings in their daily survival because our well-being will depend on the existence and welfare of all these beings. If I manage to awaken just one consciousness, then my effort would have been worth it.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
It will always depend on the place, the city where I am. I think that visiting the places related to the local culture, traditional foods and its people are always interesting. Personally, I like to eat and try new flavors and many of my suggestions would be linked to gastronomic circuits.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
One does not achieve achievements completely alone, determination, will and personal effort are essential but so are some people who accompany us along the way. In my case, my family was very important, Mother, sister, brother-in-law and wife, because I always found support when I needed it, but also people I got to know as I developed my business project, such as the Copello family, Juan Copello who was a great friend opened the doors of a fantastic place located in Peninsula Valdes, Patagonia Argentina. This place gave rise to the development of my company and allowed me to meet other people related to nature photography with whom, after years of working together, I have a smooth and successful business relationship and friendship. In the same way it happened to me in the United States of America, my sister Maria Cersosimo and my brother-in-law Jose Molla were the ones who always gave me support and helped my work to be seen by people who would later open doors and job opportunities for me. There are of course more people who were kind and contributed to my career but I don’t want to forget a name and that’s why I won’t mention them but if they read this interview they will know that I mean them.

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