I grew-up in Belém, the state of Pará, in Brazil. When I explain where Belém is, I always say it is next to the Amazon. I also say what a beautiful city it is. After Belém I moved to Rio, where I realized how much passion I have for photography. It wasn't until I came to Chicago that I could be myself and do what I love. I studied video before photography and started doing short films. Today, I am a photographer and videographer with a great heart, who wants to capture memories. This is the way I express myself. That is Izabella West -- happy and in love with the world!