João Castellano was born as João Paulo in the early 80s. João didn’t come from a family of artists. He never aimed being a professional photographer, his childhood dream was to become a professional soccer player. After giving up that goal, he decided to be a soccer photographer. But he realised that in order to become a soccer photographer, he would need to become a photographer first. Since 2010 João has been working as a staff photographer at Istoé, one of the largest news magazines in Brazil. Nowadays, João splits his time between personal projects and assignments for the magazine. João have collaborated with some international publications such as Reuters and El País.