Nala Rinaldo: When capturing photos I always listen to my heart

You should always follow your heart. When capturing photos this is the most important thing.

Nala Rinaldo is a good friend of ours. Time truly stops in his photos. Dreamy, magical and real. He rarely plans ahead, he rather follows his heart.

"I don't think I have a specific photography-style, I am always just following my heart. I don't have a plan every time I take photos and I think there's magic in that. My biggest interest in photography is nature and animals."

Nala's inspiration rarely comes from other photographers.

"I am mostly inspired by Tim Burton, Björk, David La Chapelle, Vincent Van Gogh, Frida Kahlo, David Bowie and Michelle Gondry. All these stars make me want to try something great in audiovisual field, including photography."

When he started using Instagram, he uploaded photos taken iPhone. The reactions were amazing and he wanted to give more to his followers. So he took out his camera and went to work. 

"Because of Instagram I started taking photos with professional camera to get more depth and light effect with it. To be honest Instagram kind of made me fall in love to photography."

Key to great photography?

"Just follow your heart. That's what makes a difference. And ask a few friends about their opinion then get better. We're all artists."