Patricio Orozco-Contreras. Get yours at

My English is terrible, but I've realized that so many people reads the flickr info, that it'll be my first choice...sorry about my mistakes...

I'm a Musician, undergraduate on Classical Guitar, and I'm no longer teaching at University of Passo Fundo @ Brazil. After taking photography as a hobby in the last 15 years, I decided to try this as a pro.... It's so challenging and full of technical issues... and I love it...and, after all, just meetin' so many great people, this beautiful and generous women, their families and individual personalities...Really joyful!

My equipment:

My old and faithfulll Canon EOS 5
A little Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT, with grip
My new Canon EOS 30D, with grip
28-80mm f3.5-5.6 USM
18-55mm f3.5-5.6 EF-S
70-200mm f4 L (my favorite...and it´s white!!!)
50mm f1.8 (the cheapest, and really enjoyable...)
60mm F2.8 Macro... last days, my "all time" companion...
135 F2 L Well, ther most amazing piece of glass I ever tried...
Flashes, 420EZ and 430 EX
Manfrotto tripod and Head
And some Lowepros, to carry all my toys!

Some people asked me about "The Box" so, let me explain:
About "The bOx" question, it's quite a joke: My wife Iadja and me moved, about one year ago, to our brand new home, a lofty style house that we designed from scratch...unfortunately, it's not a common building on our town (and people use to think that its an abandoned store or something like this...) so, to describe it for our friends, we always say that "it looks like a big white and blue box"! Simple as that, it has big lighting from the windows, one of them with approx. 20 ft of height...and, being quite spacious, It works fine as my improvised studio,and lets me use long lenses indoors, what i really like!
View my DNA at

Hi my friends and flickr mates... I'm quite shy just because I've been leaving a lot of great photographers without the "flickr friendship", and the possibility of look the full images...So, please, if you want to and are really photography fans, ask me and I will add you...As soon as I can...Cheers, and thanks by your support!


I Live In Sta Maria - RS - Brazil

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    David_Rojo says:

    "Constancia, buen gusto y dominio de un número de técnicas fotográficas hacen que el trabajo de Patricio sea considerado como un ejemplo a seguir por muchos de nosotros. Se necesita la sensibilidad de un músico para reconocer la música en sus fotos, cosa que celebro."

    June 18th, 2009

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    Keyhole Productions Photography says:

    "I have become a huge fan of Patricio's work! I really love how he keeps his images so natural and how he is able to portray such beauty in all of his images.
    It shows me how much more I need to learn in my own craft!"

    December 1st, 2008

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    renoir7777 says:

    "Patricio is my favorite photographer on Flickr. His work inspires me with its professionalism, beauty and emotion."

    November 9th, 2008

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    Sam Scholes says:

    "Patricio makes the beautiful MORE beautiful. His photographs are wonderful."

    July 25th, 2008

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    petepixxx says:

    "Looking at POCs photostream is like plunging into a world of incredible beauty & fantasy. You think to yourself -- "this is just too good to be true" -- but you can't help but continue to hit the "next" button. uRock!"

    June 17th, 2008

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    • Cortes Photography • says:

    "I been wanting to write something
    for who to me is one of the fantastic
    photographers here in Flickr
    Patricio Orozco-Contreras.

    I simply love the quality of your work.
    Truly inspiring.
    Thanks for sharing.


    May 8th, 2008

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    andrewhiggins1 says:

    "The simplicity of Patricio's style in his superb photos allows the beauty of the girls to effortlessly shine through. Every image is a lesson and a joy to look at. Thank you for sharing your work Patricio."

    March 30th, 2008

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    Rachel Weltz.Com says:

    "Superb, distinctive photography with an excellent creative style. Patricio's pictures always stand out above the others. Thanks Patricio for sharing your stunning creativity on flickr and especially with my group 'Rachel Weltz Stunnas' I am honoured."

    February 28th, 2008

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    Dougson says:

    "Patricio was one of the first photographers I discovered on Flickr and I follow his work religiously to this day. No one brings the kind of style he does to figure work. He's prolific and tops in any criteria you can name, superb composition, expert lighting, perfect post production...take your pick. I've learned more about portraiture by looking through his photostream than in the 100s of dollars I've spent on workshops and books.

    Thanks Patrico and keep up the great work."

    February 15th, 2008

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    colinmurray says:

    "I look forward to finding Patricio's portraits on my contact page.
    The quality of his work is brilliant and he shoots some gorgeous models (Juliana and Bruna especially) in great locations. Long may he continue!"

    February 3rd, 2008

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    elie.haouzi says:

    "bravo for your style patricio"

    January 23rd, 2008

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    Rodolfo Callejas says:

    "A Photographer whose work is very inspiring to me and I must say, I'm also addicted to."

    November 11th, 2007

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    Pirapol_Gong says:

    "Truly Impressive for Yours Stream,
    You are Inspring My Works,
    further more I Like All Yours Portrait Photos."

    October 8th, 2007

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    kazam media says:

    "Inspirational work of the highest standard. Grateful to have you as a contact, and love it when your images pop up on my page."

    September 30th, 2007

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    xabcxyzman says:

    "Patricio has an amazing, wonderful and breathtaking collection of photos. Photos of women are so simply beautiful and so miraculous that I'm honoured and glad that I can admire them."

    August 10th, 2007

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    !royale! says:

    "Ok, this guy is an inspiration. I am in awe of his work. Few can capture the honest beauty of a woman like Patricio.

    I am drawn to the wonderful tonality of his compositions, the way in which his models are so relaxed and the excitement that he communicates about his work."

    July 31st, 2007

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    vasundharb says:

    "If you ask me, I am no expert, but I feel one need not be to appreciate Art, because Art is what every one should admire irrespective of the skill they have. Patricio will not take photographs, he looks at people and creates the improved ones. And I am not surprised , if the persons he look at will always admire the ones he created than they often see in the mirrors. I mean it."

    June 14th, 2007

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    Robert Weissner (off/on) says:

    "Patricio’s portrait work inspires. His skilled use of light makes his stunning models come alive before us, and his willingness to share his techniques, passions and insights is the mark of a true professional. Every visit to his photostream is a wonderful discovery of talent that I find uniquely rewarding. And I must admit I am a little envious of “The Box” and his beautiful friends."

    March 19th, 2007

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    chRON.ron says:

    "What a wonderful surprise...sheer talent in mad quantity. I want a box too!!!


    February 28th, 2007

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    srednierm/Marty says:

    "Patricio takes some of the most awesome pictures I've ever seen. I love the crisp, clean, uncluttered images. Classy from beginning to end. Keep up the OUTSTANDING work!"

    January 26th, 2007

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    aDeparture says:

    "Patricio portrait work is absolutely phenomenal, each image so soft and perfectly composed with an understanding and use of light and exposure that is exceptional. You can’t help but return to this photo stream to see what he has done next. With each visit I am amazed at the beauty he is able to capture with his lens. Keep up the great work and thank you for sharing!"

    November 30th, 2006

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    s-a-m says:

    "Patricio is amazing! His work never fails to take my breath away. One can tell when a person is giving it his all in his work. Each and every one of his images are so perfect and technically there!
    His dedication, hard work and love for photography really inspires me to be the best I can ever be. Please do keep it up and coming!"

    November 30th, 2006

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    Sadless says:

    "How could I say? You are very good at female portrait. Some of the photos are advert-like. Amazing !! I have spent some time to enjoy all of your photos, I am waiting for more !!"

    October 15th, 2006

Patricio Orozco-Contreras
June 2006
Santiago - Chile
Santa Maria - RS, Brazil
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Male and Taken