My name is Sebastián Villegas and I live in Medellín, Colombia. I took up photography when I was 14-years-old, capturing moments of my friends riding their bikes with the camera I got as a present from my mom. Within a few months, I started to get professional jobs as a photographer. From that moment, I realized that photography was something I wanted to do for a living.
After a trip to the Amazon, my photographic interest in sports became mixed with one in nature. I realized that I had a strong connection with the places and animals I visited there, sort of like they knew when I was going to portrait them. After I came back the engagement department from my school contacted me so my pictures could be shown in the school’s art gallery for a week.
Nowadays, I work as an independent photographer for both commercial and sports brands. My photographic style throughout the years has been in constant change, but always keeping in mind that I must have a previous relationship with, and knowledge of, the person or place that is on the other side of the camera.