Afonso Salcedo

Afonso Salcedo has been doing photography since he was a little kid and has always had an enormous passion for film and emotional storytelling through images, either in still photography or in film with moving images. Afonso started working in the film industry in London, at Framestore, where he worked as a junior Technical Director in movies like Harry Potter 3 and Troy.

He returned to San Francisco after six years in the UK and proceeded to work at Pixar Animation Studios for seven years, working on some of their most critically-acclaimed films: Ratatouille, Wall-E, Up and Toy Story 3. He just finished working at DreamWorks Animation as a senior artist on Madagascar 3 and Rise of the Guardians.
Afonso was the creator and co-director of the “It Gets Better… Love, Pixar”, working alongside an amazing team of talented co-workers to produce and create one of the most highly viewed and well received video contributions to the It Gets Better campaign.

Creating an image that touches people, that creates a story, a mood, an emotion, is what drives him to film and photography. With a passion for cinematography and filmmaking, and a crazy amount of perfectionism and attention for detail, Afonso strives to make something visual that inspires viewers and connects with them in unexpected ways.