About Victor Varela
Victor is an automotive and motorsports photographer based out of Southern California. He began his journey into photography in 1982, while attending Roosevelt High school. With his first camera - a Canon AE-1 his father, Saul, gave him, he learned the basics of film photography while involved with the school’s public relations and yearbook staff.
His passion for cars and racing started from an early age. He photographed his first motorsport event at the 1983 Formula 1 race at Long Beach and has been covering several motorsport and car events throughout the years. Since 2013, he has become more directly involved after completing the f8 Motorsports Photography Workshop, under the instruction and mentorship of Sports Car Digest’s Senior Photographer, Dennis Gray.
Victor considers himself a bit of a “Digital Nomad”. When he is not out photographing at a racetrack, car show or event, he is traveling and working in web design and development for an L.A. based charter school district and several non-profit organizations. Married since 1989, he is a father of two and grandfather to Vincent. To see more, visit victorvarela.com and fotocurve.com.