Questions and answers with Gus and Lo.

{August 2020}

Home: Brooklyn, New York.

Where was the final image from this photoshoot featured?

Interview Magazine.

Give us a bit of background on the photoshoot concept.

We were asked to take some portraits of John Waters at the Baltimore Art Museum.

Any cheeky moments during this photoshoot that you'd be willing to share?

John came to the set wearing Vans sneakers that he cut himself so you could see his socks, and he said "it depends on the socks you're wearing everyday to complete the look".

Have you ever experienced a fanboy/girl moment?

We were so excited about meeting John as we're big fan of him. We were nervous when we first met but because he was such a cool guy we immediately eased into the photoshoot.

Shed some light on how you got both involved in photography.

Gus: I studied fine arts and photography then started working as a unit Photographer.

Lo: After my career in business and management, I started working in the fashion industry with a fashion designer who was a photographer as well. I then completed photography courses while I was working as a photo and video producer.

G+L: "Life takes you to different disciplines if your eyes are open."

What made you decide to become a duo, and when was this?

We met while working and, after six years, we became a real couple. This is why we decided to become a photography duo. We support and respect each other. Our balance is based on the duality of the female and masculine vision; two hearts and two minds that are present in every single project.

Where do you draw your inspiration from?

We love collage and hand craft.

You experiment with moving image. Describe the importance of this in relation to your photographic work.

A moving image allows us to work with sound. We love working with rhythm and music, that's why we entered into motion experience.

What's it like being on set with you?

Being calm and enjoying every second on set. You can see this in the final images.

Do you prefer photographing with a big or small team on set?

Both. We're Spanish, so we love people. You always learn from people regardless if it's small crew or a large one.

Describe your ideal photoshoot.

When we have creative freedom, like in some of our editorial work.

What makes a photograph special, in your opinion?

It's one that tells a story.

Do you photograph full-time? If not, what helps to pay the bills?

We're extremely lucky to work full-time creating stills and motion projects.

Instagram and photography...need we say more? Give us your two cents.

It's a great platform that changes the photography world.

Do you have any suggestions to budding photographers out there?

Experiment as much as you can to find out what you like, be constant, and always ask yourself "what's next?".

Any additional info you'd like to share about yourself and/or your photography?

We like to be truthful in everything we do, combining professional and personal work.

We obviously believe this outtakes concept is brilliant, but why do you think it's important for outtake photographs to be promoted in the industry?

It's a great way to see the process of the photoshoot. The best pictures aren't always the chosen ones, so you can make your own selection.

Anything you're working towards with your next move in photography?

We're working on CGI combined with our beauty work.

Share a quote you live by.

Always look forward and don't worry too much about what happened in the past.


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