The Mexican photographer Santiago PerezGrovas has just made history. Not only has he taken photos for one of the most coveted publications, but moreover he has become the first photographer in the world to ever appear on the cover of Playboy.
With over a million followers on Instagram, PerezGrovas is part of a new generation of photographers that has won fame and popularity thanks to the internet. In fact, it was in 2011 that the 28 year old decided to leave behind his career as an architect in order to dedicate himself to becoming a full time photographer.
Hicimos historia. Esta es la primer portada de Playboy en el mundo donde sale el fotógrafo en ella.
Este logro lo comparto con ustedes por que yo se que sin su apoyo nunca hubiera llegado. Gracias!
En unos días a la venta! @PlayboyMX edición Junio 2018. pic.twitter.com/DBwbO8K0Fo
— Santiago PerezGrovas (@santiagopgm) 28 de mayo de 2018
Thanks to a friend that asked him to create her personal portfolio, Santiago realised that he had an enormous talent and love for the art of photography. Such has been the acclaim for his work that women from all over the world have since clamoured to get him to take their photos.
According to the artist’s own ideology, his goal first and foremost is to highlight his model’s femininity and sensuality while maintaining a natural air. He has said on more than one occasion that he prefers to use natural light filters rather than flash or reflectors.
PerezGrovas’ work can be admired by everyone and he publishes daily updates to his Instagram account of women in swimwear or underwear. His work has been widely published in a range of magazines like Esquire, Soho, TimeOut, Maxim, Life & Style, among others.
The shoot that he has just completed for the June edition of Playboy Mexico was conducted in Bacalar and Tulum and features PerezGrovas on the cover as well as the American model Amberleigh West. The Argentinian models Justina Pons and Pau Alonzo, are also featured.