Influenced by his father, Ricardo Padovese has developed interest for aviation in his early years. At the age of 07, he began flying control line model airplanes, and some years later he shifted his interest for plastic model airplanes. At the age of 18, he obtained his glider pilot license at the Bauru Aero Club, a traditional glider center in Brazil.
Despite following a career as tax lawyer, aviation photography has definitely entered in his life on 2008. Since then, it is a hobby that has been taken more and more seriously and tends to become a second career.