Nelson Chaves Jr. Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Former Marine, served the United States Marine Corps for four and a half years at the rank of Sergeant. He did two tours of duty; one in Iraq and one in Afghanistan.
Nelson Chaves spent his early years in Rio de Janeiro & Miami. After graduating from the Art Institute for Photography, he assisted a range of renown photographers such as: Mario Testino, Annie Leibovitz, Terry Richardson, Alexi Lubomirski, Alexei Hay, Willy Vanderperre, Sebastian Faena, Carter Smith, for major productions with Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Elle, Allure, Christian Dior, Vera Wang.
Known for his flawless and quick light with different genres and applications of camera, Nelson Chaves creates contemporary and edgy images. Every picture perfect to show emotion and revealing the beauty that he encountered as an apprentice, Nelson began to develop his own style of fashion photography.
He feels that photography is a way to show the beauty that people normally would not see, see the world in a different light and vision.
He lives with his wife Talita in Miami