Young Saultite makes his mark on fashion photographyThursday, July 25, 2013 by: Connie Carello
Young Pascal Chiarello, a former resident of Sault Ste. Marie, has a lot to look forward to.
Receiving his graphic design degree from York in affiliation with Sheridan College in Toronto after graduating from St. Basils High school, Chiarello continues to practice his artistic medium in addition to developing a passion for photography.
Self-taught, Chiarello enjoys photographing nature stills, portraits, and above all men’s fashion.
In Toronto, Chiarello is diligently working alongside companion Manu Beltan as a co-founder of an original company known as Manu and Pascal
Meeting at a hairstylist shop only six years ago, the two became best friends and decided to combine their talents in both graphic design and styling to pursue a brand that would serve to provide others with fashion guidance.
Launching in late 2011, Manu and Pascal have consistently focused on photographing men’s wear fashion, providing editorials, and styling advice.
During this time, Pascal’s career in fashion progressed quickly as he became well known amongst some of the most well represented names in the fashion industry including Judy Inc. and Four Pins.
Chiarello is rather calm when recalling the events that are currently leading up to his career break through.
“I really believe that anyone can accomplish anything as long as they remain truly passionate,” he said, “if you are willing to overlook the fear that is involved in future planning and understand that everything will come to you in time, you remain true to yourself, and believe in yourself and who you are, anything can be done.”
For Chiarello, the experiences he has encountered have shown him how important it is to love what you do.
“I really enjoy waking up in the morning and getting paid for something I really enjoy doing and am passionate about,” he said. “If people remain passionate about their craft, they can do the same.”
In September, Chairello will be flying to New York city to photograph Fashion Week.
The experience would be an opportunity any photographer would jump at.
In the meantime, Chiarello will be offering his services to the community of Sault Ste. Marie in the hopes of photographing weddings, engagement parties, as well as helping businesses develop their logos, or with graphic design.
Chiarello encourages locals to check out his website and email him during the remainder of the year if requiring services.
In the meantime, Chiarello intends to use the opportunity to work in the Sault area to visit family and friends and share his talent with his hometown.