I received my hard copy of the magazine today in the mail!
Happy to have been published again. 2 pages spread of photos. Working hard non-stop pays off.
I specialize in documentary photography and lately have been wanted to add film and video under my belt to be able to cater to any job opportunity that can be giving to me in journalism/documentary.
I feel like a photojournalist or photo documentarist has to know how to do both these days, to be able to stay competitive.
Thanks to the support of my wonderful friend, teacher and mentor in photography Meg Daniel. She really push me to learn it, and kept telling me that I will love it and embrace it if I give it a chance. She was right as usual.
Thanks to the wonderful teaching of Brandon Johnson, Kelly Smith Campbell and Andrew Ross, I am able to produce my first piece that I am very proud of.
It has been a challenge to edit as I am a perfectionist. This is my 4th video, but the first one that I am proud of.
I tackle a very interesting documentary couple of month ago. I just finished editing it.
I wanted to tackle the warfare here in the US with the guns law right now.
I did a series on portrait with people who were for: guns, against guns, for gun ownership but against the government taking the rights of owning one away. And I including people who worked with mentally ill patients, I also have one person that owned guns as a heirloom, but is agains them.
Mental health is a very big problem in this issue and too often forgotten.
I conducted first an interview with these people and then decided how I was going to photograph them. Fascinating what can come out of an interview. Some of the ideas I had before the interview changed completely after the interview.
I have learned so much from each side. I also felt like I was somewhat very opinionated on the issue and was afraid it was going to get on the way. I had a friend take me to the shooting range for me to be able to have a clear mind on both side.
Here are some of the portraits that I have done.
The passing of “La Caravane” was so much fun and very entertaining. I was shock to see people coming for that part and leaving before the riders came. Aren’t they the most important part?
People watching, photographing them was the best part…
Great memories of that day.
Today is the arrival of the 100th Tour de France. Congratulations to Christopher Froom!
Shooting the Tour was the most incredible thing I ever did. The adrenaline was running through me….
Here photos of Stage 10, ( etape 10) the maillot jaune was with Froom, that day.
In the echapee ( escape) we had 5 riders!
Wow! I will never be able to explain the feeling I experienced. Can’t wait to do it again…next year.