He may have directed films in Spain, but Carlos wouldn’t trade his business in Cumbria for the world – even if Coronavirus is currently getting in the way.
Carlos Reina set up his photography business in the Lakes a year ago and rather than celebrating his first anniversary the way he thought, with sports events to capture, he’s been raising money for West Cumberland Hospital.
Rather than taking snaps of cyclists and runners, the 37-year-old photographer can now be spotted cycling around Copeland taking doorstep portraits of families.
Carlos, who has raised over £600 for WCH, said: “I love living in Cumbria, there is no better place to be if you like the sport and outdoor lifestyle and of course the beautiful scenery, I am very grateful to everyone who has supported me, and I am looking forward to seeing everyone again once we can.”
He might have only set up his business in the Lakes a year ago, Carlos isn’t new to the industry.
Back in 2010 the photographer could be spotted directing films for artists, but soon made his home in the UK.
His professional photographic and post-production services were used by companies in Spain and the UK and eventually he made a move to Cheshire – where he worked as a Spanish and Photography college lecturer.
After making his move to Cumbria in 2017 he eventually set up his own business in 2019, which – despite COVID-19 putting the brakes on it temporarily – has been a success.
Come rain or shine Carlos loves Cumbria and will continue to do what he loves, in the place he loves most.