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Diego Lema
Artist | Professional | Photography
I want to explore other faces of photography. I have become tired of those portraits where people look "pretty". I want to see models dirty, broken, flying, or under certain situations nobody would photograph for being too conservative.I studied Graphic Design at the University of Buenos Aires (UBA/FADU) After I finished my studies I moved to Mexico (Federal District) where I continued working as a model. I have been working for 13 years now. My first digital camera was a Sony (mavica CD400) and I used it basically on familiar portraits and vacation pictures. In 2005 as a need and hobby , I started taking my first self-portraits with that camera. In December 2005 I found the site flickr and saw the possibility of communicating my feelings through my pictures and of creating my own world in photography. I have made my living as a model for many years, a profession that has given me a lot of satisfaction but now I am also on the other side of the camera taking my own pictures and I find it very enjoyable. This is the reason why I have started photography.As a model you have to do what "others want you to do" , to pose the way they want and to transmit what they want to transmit. There are always fashion coordinators, customers, people to convince and the truth is that I am a little tired of it. I just got the camera and started to play with it and to do the things I have always wanted to do. No budget or make up just my camera and photoshop.Through photography I can bring out with total freedom what it is in my mind at that very moment. It is like a therapy.The possibility of developing the idea you have in mind at the moment without the pressure of having to convince others to do it was what has taken me to do self-portraits.I know it is not easy to find models if you don`t have a portfolio. Nowadays a lot of people have digital cameras with high megapixels that make them feel professionals. As a model I have also felt disappointed with false photographers with second intentions. I know the only way to be respected is to show a serious work and to "lay the cards on the table."

Current Residence: Buenos Aires / ARG

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Alfeer-sama Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015  Student General Artist
tienes una hermosa galería :D!!
JohnDoe115 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015
Wait. I think I saw your image when I looked up "shemagh". (On Google, to be specific.)
MelikeBAt Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday Godliek :D
luciferusss Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014
Happy Birthday! :cake:
SpaceCowboy91 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014
Happy Birthday. :)
Danie-E Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
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Amasov Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014
Many happy returns! :party: :cake:
manyakkk Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Happy Birthday :happybounce: 
Destroyer77 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014
quiendemoniossoy Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
"Nowadays a lot of people have digital cameras with high megapixels that make them feel professionals."

So true.
21Jessica93 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
Watching your every single shot is like reading a wonderful poem.
You're the best!
ArtOfAni Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I usually skim though art taking in the view, with yours I have to stop and stare... When I go back and look at my photographs now, they look like a boring documentary compared to your feisty raging beautiful art! 
Gee, thanks, Diego! You killed it - but in a good way! LOL!
aethernova Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello, nice works!
Amasov Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
Best birthday wishes! :party: :cake:
emovince101 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
¡Feliz Cumpleaños! :D Hope you have a good one!!! :party::party::party:
luciferusss Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
Happy Birthday! :cake:
SilvinaP Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
Espectacular tu trabajo! Increíbles fotos! Te felicito!!!
hetorakelt Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013

birthday kisses to you from holland

have a fantastic time Love 


EvilScarrlett Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday!! Have a good day :D
RobinHarrison Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
:party:HAPPY BIRTHDAY:party:
Destroyer77 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013
CarjoVelmar Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
<font><font class="">Hola! yo soy mas dibujante que fotógrafo.. pero al ver la calidad de tus fotos y el hermoso resultado que muestras me provoca tomar mas fotos.. jejeje.. bueno tienes un fan desde Venezuela!! saludos y que sigas con tu gran trabajo!!..</font></font>
GonefromDa Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow...thank you thank you thank you for letting your wonderful photos into my group called inthenudesofbeauty.deviantart.… it means a lot to me to have the honour of having them in my small group.
Please come visit my Profile page, I'd love for you to stop by, tell others, ect.
Here's the link to my page...

Again thank you!
Have a wonderful day or night.
Tight Hug
engr09 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
Best Photographer.
Loved your every single shot.
Keep it up man!
quemas Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Professional Photographer
thanks !! 
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