With an eye for photography and fine art, friends Mario and Rafael decided to seize their passion and talent by creating Aspectlux. Now five years later, these two have built one of the most respected photography businesses in Toronto.
Meet the men behind the lenses
Mario discovered his passion for photography in Brazil when his dad lent him his trusty Yashica FX-D. Soon he was developing his own films and prints, and exploring alternative cameras. Year after year, he continued to improve his craft which led many published photos in well-known magazines and publications, as well a very successful career as an Art Director in advertising.
Born and raised in Brazil but now calls Toronto home, Rafael found success as an Instructor at Mohawk College and as an advertising professional. However, his true passion is photography, and his ability to capture those rare and special moments have landed him praise like being honoured with the 2010 Coupe Magazine Award. He has hosted four successful photo exhibitions, published a coffee table book, and had his photography selected and used as the backdrop of London’s Phantom of the Opera.