Sao Paolo based self-taught photographer Gabriel Wickbold hit the headlines with his photo series “Sexual Color”, which explores the relationship between man and paint, using the human body to express it in a unique way. Brazilian personalities such as Adriane Galisteu, Fernanda Paes Leme, Didi Wagner, Natalia Rodrigues, Fernanda Souza, Adriana Bombom, Barbara Koboldt, and Carla Fiorito undressed for this project and were entirely covered with bright colours. Always trying to build a story around his images, Wickbold sees himself more as an director than a photographer. For more of his works check out his website www.gabrielwickbold.carbonmade.com.
How would you describe yourself in one sentence?
Always looking for a challenge
Whom do you look up to?
I love many photographers, such as Erwin Olaf, Gérard Rancinan, Laurent Chehere, David Lachapelle, Sebastião Salgado.
How did your photographic career start?
I travelled ten thousand kilometers around Brazil only photographing people. When I came back everyone told me to leave whatever I was doing and become a photographer.
What was your favourite project and why?
Always my new one, the next one, the idea of not knowing what comes next.
Quotes and Wisdoms
How do you define creativity?
Creativity is the capacity of showing greatness in a cube.
If you had one advice for someone seeking to live a creative life, what would you tell him?
Never do the same thing and expect different results. You need to go out of your comfort zone to achieve greatness.
Do you have a favourite quote that describes what you truly believe in?
We got to love what we do!
What do you know now that you wish you knew at 21?
There are no rules, no path, everything is possible.
Is there anything for which you would be ready to give up your passion for photography?
I will photograph as long as it drives me. If someday my mind changes I will respect that and go whit the flow. I don’t think everything we love must last forever, we are always changing. We got to keep changing to keep creativity alive.