| Camilo Him|
| Camilo Him|
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Camilo Him is a Paris-based fashion photographer, artist and film director.
Camilo Him was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela. Both his parents immigrated to Venezuela from China. In his teens, he exhibited his paintings at interscholastic art exhibitions. After high school, he moved to southern California to study Urban Planning at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. However, after 3 years working in a design office, he decided to move to New York City and to become a fashion photographer.
Camilo's works have been featured in international editions of Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, L'Officiel, Elle and Vanity Fair magazines.
In 1999, IMG Models asked Camilo to join them at a maiden model casting trip to St. Petersburg, Russia. The casting was attended by over 800 model hopefuls from all over Russia, Belarus and Ukraine and heralded the invasion of Slavic models into the fashion industry. Since then Camilo has travelled back to Russia and Ukraine several times as a celebrity guest judge in beauty pageant competitions (including Miss Russia) as well as in model/talent search events. Camilo has helped organized fashion shows in Ukraine featuring designs from top European fashion houses including Balmain, Balenciaga, and Emanuel Ungaro.
Since 2009, Camilo has increasingly divided his time between photography and screenwriting. He is currently filming Exitus, a suspense thriller story he wrote. Camilo is also in pre-production for his second film: LAX which he plans to start filming in the fall of 2015.
In 2016, two of Camilo's Big Shows images became part of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) art collection.
On February 2013, Camilo hosted his first solo exhibition at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Entitled Big Shows, the exhibit was attended by top fashion designers, celebrities and seen by over 120,000 invitation-only-attendees..
Camilo donated all 30 (24" × 36") aluminum prints from his exhibit to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital for auction. St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is a charity whose mission is the treatment and prevention of catastrophic diseases in children.
Anna Sui commented that Camilo's Big Shows photo exhibit represented her life 's work.