Filmmaker and photographer Jorge Camarotti might be a native of Sao Paulo, Brazil, but he now calls Montreal home even though you’ll find his work everywhere from the pages of Nylon in New York to Italian Vogue. When he’s not shooting some of the most unique talents of our time like Jay Baruchel, Feist and The Artist‘s Berenice Bejo, he’s completing work on a feature documentary called Viuvas da Secas about an unusual group of widows in Brazil. The former art director turned image maker took time out of his busy schedule to paint us a portrait of his life.
Give us a snippet about you. What should people know?
I was in Sao Paulo, Brazil. And as long as I can remember I have always been in love with image making.
Finish this sentence: I love Montreal because…
…Montreal is the place where you can really be yourself.
What are three things you simply cannot live without?
My son, my friends, my creativity.
What’s your favourite restaurant and why?
I like Arts Cafe in the Mile End. Owners are super friendly and the ambiance make me think I’m somewhere in Noho.
What’s your favourite drink/cocktail and where do you go to get it?
Gin and tonic at Voro.