About Victor Varela
Victor is a freelance photographer who lives, works and plays in Southern California. In 1982, he began his journey into photography while attending Roosevelt high school. With a Canon AE-1 his father Saul gave him he learned the basics of film photography while actively involved with the public relations and yearbook staff at Roosevelt.
His passion for cars and motorsports started from an early age. He photographed his first motorsport event at the 1983 Formula 1 race at Long Beach and has been covering motorsport and car events since then.
In 2009, he received a Certificate in Photography from Tri-Community School of Photography in Covina, California. He has also completed several photography workshops and lectures – recently completing the f8 Motorsports Photography Workshop in 2013, under the instruction and mentorship of Sports Car Digest’s Senior Photographer Dennis Gray.
Victor also works as a freelance website designer. He is married (25 years), has a son, daughter and grandson, Vincent. To see more, visit VictorVarela.com.