Moana

caio sousa

Caio Sousa is a 23-year-old photographer from Curitiba, Brazil. His aim is to make people feel good about their own body, be it as it may.

 

How did the idea for the series come about?

 

I’ve always had passion for this kind of photography, but something had always held me back … until a friend asked me to have a shoot with her because she was having a tough time in her life and she really needed that. And with that, we kind of helped each other. She was pleased with the result, and that made me continue, because I saw that I could really help other people to accept their bodies as they are.

 

How did your shoot with Moana go?

 

It was really great! We both had similar ideas for the shoot, and when that happens, the result is much more pleasant.

 

Can we photograph the female body differently in a more powerful way?

 

I think If you’re passionate about your work, people can really feel that power in the eyes of the woman being photographed, because every woman is already powerful, it’s in her nature.

 

What inspires you?

 

If a woman comes to me after a shoot and says that I helped her to get her confidence back.

 

How would you define beauty?

 

In my opinion, beauty doesn’t really have a definition. Beauty is when your look yourself in the mirror and like what you see.

 

Film or digital?

 

I don’t see myself doing this kind of photography with a digital camera, so yeah, definitely film.

 

What makes you happy?

 

When I see that my work makes other people happy.

 

What’s next for you?

 

I want to continue helping people through my work in different ways.

photography: caio sousa

model: moana marques