Raúl Cabrera is an architect and photographer from Caracas, Venezuela. After graduating from the Central University of Venezuela and working in South America, he decided to move to Paris, where he currently resides. He has created content for brands like Mc Donald’s, Marriott, Ford, DS Automobiles, Skagen, United Nation Foundation, Vogue and others. Raul’s images are influenced by architecture, always capturing artfully staged street scenes paying attention to details like symmetry, shape and color.
All of my images are influenced by architecture. I’m always looking to create artfully staged street scenes playing with the human scale as the focus of the image. For me every detail matters so I always pay attention to the composition, symmetry, shapes and lines in the image.
Yes, a lot. Nowadays, if you don’t have a camera, you can take photos with your phone and edit them instantly. I think technology has changed art in general.
For me social media is not only a way to express my creativity but also a way to show my work. Social media is everywhere right now and that’s not going to change for a while. We are constantly exposed to great content, so it is definitely a source of inspiration.
Right now I’m working with some brands, creating content, developing ideas and shooting. In my free time I’m working on my personal portfolio. Also, I recently joined @alter.view, a community of photographers that create content and social media material.
I started taking photos when I was a kid. My mother had a Pentax and she taught me how to use it. Then she gave me one of her cameras as a gift and I carried it with me everywhere. But it was during my years in architecture school when I started taking it more seriously.
Honestly, I don’t know. For the moment I only have one simple rule: never say no to opportunities. I’ve been working really hard since I moved to Paris two years ago, starting from zero, growing, learning and taking every opportunity I’ve been given because I know a lot of things can change in one year.