Heritage: Brazilian-born, L.A.-based
Profession in U.S.: Photographer
? : Rafael Paiva
At 24-years-old, Rafael immigrated to the U.S. and was determined to make it. 12-months in, he learned English and had a solid photography portfolio. And by year five (2016), he opened Rafael Paiva - Photography and Studio in Hollywood. From studying law in his home state of Ceará in Brazil to switching his career path in order to find happiness, Rafael has accomplished what so many others can only dream of."