Brazilian portrait photographer Caique Silva loves shooting real people and feelings. Based in São Paulo, he's been taking photos since he was 13, starting out snapping shots on a smartphone. Portraits have become his favorite subject. "Everybody has a unconscious beauty that needs to be put outside, and this is what I explore," he says.
"The most important thing that will make you a great photographer is your connection with the unseen," Caique says. "Go outside, explore, see real life."
Caique is inspired by Portland-based photographer Ryan Muirhead, who specializes in moody portraiture. "He is a great photographer who inspires me with emotional and beautiful portraits. The aesthetic is really good too." It's easy to see this influence in Caique's work—his portraits also have a thoughtful, dreamy feel to them.
Caique's portraits stand out most when he experiments with composition, whether it's grainy black and white, creatively layered exposures, or a light leak adding texture to a shot. His images have an authentic feel, as if he's just happened to capture a subject at a moment when they're looking their best.
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