It was my passion for music that took me into Photography. In 2008 I was lucky enough to start to shoot some Metal Concerts in London. I was employed by a Brazilian Magazine; Roadie Crew, and during one year I shot many small and large concerts in plenty of venues around London, including some music festivals such as Download. Shooting concerts is my passion and this has given me the opportunity to work alongside experienced photographers and to also to work under Low Light conditions.
In 2009 I started to study Portrait Photography at Morley College, London. Shortly thereafter I was excited to be given the opportunity to work onboard Celebrity Cruises as a Photographer, thus making me unable to complete my course. However, since studying Portrait Photography and during my very first photo shoot, a passion for Portraiture has grown upon me and in 2011 I joined Paragon Pixels, working onboard the six star cruise ship, the Crystal Symphony & Crystal Serenity.
I was elated to find that Paragon Pixels supports the BIPP program and this has encouraged me to complete the Licentiate level.
Mario Machado LBIPP