Germán Paz was born in the 70's, the analogical era and started to take photographs at the age of 14 using a fully manual, bulletproof Russian Zenit 130 with a 50 mm lens. He eagerly set up his own “old style” film photo lab at his parents’ where he used to spend hours of time developing and printing images that he "collected" from the world, since then he had challenged himself to master every form of photography as it has evolved.
Using photography as a way of expressing himself, creating images from life, adding his own point of view to everyday things, to portraits people, to the beautiful world around us... He loves all forms of photography, portraits, sports, real estate, fashion or underwater... but his favorite one is weddings, he loves to catch the overload of happiness around him. Is always a real pleasure to achieve that perfect image he is looking for, even though sometimes he doesn’t always get it at first, which is a particularly difficult task for someone like him, who is very self-critical and a real perfectionist with his work.
While remaining an amateur photographer, he worked with some of the most important photography brands on the market such as Nikon, Olympus, Sony... He stepped into the professional world few years ago with over 20 years of experience and he is now using the top of the line Canon equipment that is highly revered in the market for its quality. He uses the best gear available to ensure the highest quality images possible and edits using the state of the art software for his images.
He’ve been living over 10 year in Dominican Republic with his family; between kids and animals they make quite a big herd. They live in Cabarete, a tiny surfer town, friendly and with a very multicultural environment. Here they enjoy a quiet life where they find time to raise their kids, spend time with their animals and enjoy hobbies with the best weather all year round.
He loves traveling, meet new places and cultures, which are why photography is the best lifestyle for him. One of his favorite ways to travel is on their VW campervan (which he is restoring now). With it, literally, any beach can turn into the best “hotel”. Two more things he really enjoy in his life are to spend a good time with his friends and a good meal. They are conscious that not everyone has the same luck as them, that’s why they spend a good part of their life trying to improve the life of others who needs it in the best way they can.
Besides photography, his lovely wife Sara and him have created “HeartBeatVideo”, a video company, not specifically for weddings. Here Sara and him puts talents together, she is the creative mind and he is the technical one. Sometimes can be challenging to work with your life partner but the truth is that they are the perfect support for each other. In photography, no doubt, she is his favorite second shooter and also a great assistant. In the video business she is the “Heart” and he is the “Beat”.