We had the good fortune of connecting with Karla Gama and Abimael Ramos and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Karla and Abimael, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
Our thought process behind starting our own business was to create something new and unique. It all started as a hobby at first, we did photoshoots of each other just for fun and photographed anything that looked interesting. We got inspired by other artists and we began exploring new places, posing ideas, new techniques and new editing styles until eventually we decided to turn our talents into a business. We created our own photography accounts and we began to post our photography through social media and we had a pretty good response. People got interested in our art, so we decided we could make a career out of it.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Our journey has definitely not been an easy one, we’ve explored colors, angles, and styles that other photographers haven’t shown yet. Our art is different because it fits in our generation; it’s complicated, new, and full of life. Professionally, we are where we are because we’re not scared to listen and see through our clients eyes. We take their ideas and make it come to life. It hasn’t been easy for us since our career started through one of our history’s most toughest times, the Covid-19 Pandemic. Even though we’re still growing, we still see Covid as a threat to our work and inspirations. We also have our day time jobs and school that make it harder for us, but we still manage to make time and achieve what we set our eyes to. We’ve learned that time is very valuable, and that even professional photographers who have been in the business for many years still struggle to find ideas and inspiration, just like we do. We want the world to know that our art is meant to bring others inspiration, happiness, love, life, and much more. We want others to see what we see when we hit that shutter button on our cameras. There’s so much more to everyday life if you only keep a keen eye. We’re excited to meet new people, create new art, challenge ourselves to try new things that we’ve never done before and keep learning from ourselves and others.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
If it was in Nogales, Arizona, we would take them to Patagonia Lake State Park Or Peña Blanca Lake to have a nice and relaxing day to enjoy the lake. We would also go to one of our favorite spots at Madera Canyon near Green Valley, Arizona, it’s a cool spot to hike, hang out and enjoy nature’s beauty. We would eat out at Elvira’s Restaurant or Stables Ranch Grille in Tubac, Arizona. For more good food, we would go to La Chingada, RA Sushi, El Berraco or check out The Boxyard for more food and drinks in Tucson, Arizona. Some of the most fun and a must see places in Tucson are Reid Park Zoo, Top Golf, Round One, Sentinel Peak (“A” Mountain), Mt. Lemmon, Tucson Botanical Garden or Fourth Avenue on a Saturday night.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
We’ve worked hard by ourselves, learned from other photographers through their social medias, tips and YouTube. We would like to give some recognition and credit to those who have inspired us throughout our journey. Photographers like Calob Castellon, Alex Miller, Peter Mckinnon, Brandon Woelfel, and David Dubnitskiy.

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