Today, technically last night, my father wanted me to edit and clean up an old photo. It was a photo of my Great Grandmother and father. It was a privilege to do a restoration, as it is a family portrait. So it was an honor. It was a bit tricky to handle, but I did my best with the photo.
Last month in September, I was interviewed by Voyage LA Magazine. I honestly did not expect much from this. I really thought this was a fluke. When I saw the email by them, my first instinct was like, "Is this a mistake?" But I followed through and emailed them back. And sure enough they were a legit company. I went through the interview process and over time it took days and weeks. During the interview, it did feel like I was being played. Had a whole bunch of "what ifs." They have always contacted me every four to five days. But when they sent me the link and article, I was astonished! I was like is this real? No WAY! But sure enough it was real!
The Release. When the link came in, I actually waited a day to release the news. I even kept it a low profile. Kept it away from family and friends. I didn't want anyone to know I was being interviewed. Cause people I know they would just be like shooting me random questions and being criticized. So I waited until it was official. speaking of official, here is the link to the Voyage LA Magazine Interview. (Click Here).
There are some photos that are not posted in my website. The ones in the article show other projects that I do. Always welcoming any art forms. If you would like to schedule, let me know.
A few days ago, the City of Brea held an art exhibition over at the Civic Center. So many artisans were displayed at this exhibition. From contemporary photography to visual mixed media art. At this exhibition, these artist are MFA Students from Orange County, California. The following artist(s) are the ones who got my attention: Stephen Graham, Candice Chovanec, Mark X. Farina and Brian Johnson.
His work represents the initial response when you see an art work. The effect and feelings when you see first hand. He converts the feeling to a visual art form.
Her work is simply amazing and remarkable. Capturing the true hidden natural beauty of one's self image. From a far stand point, her work looks photographic. But when you see the finer details, it is actually an arcrylic oil painting on canvas. Which really got my attention. Candice is one to look out for in the future. Hope she continues her art work of natural beauty.
Mark X. Farina
This artist made me laugh! He is like the Meme-ster for painting. I bet he had a lot of fun making this project. Not like Banksy, but he is like it playing it on the safe side. Like Duchamp's Urinal as he claims it is an art work. Or to Andy Warhol's Campbell Soup Art Work. Mark is another talent to look out for. But truly, this project represents raw expressionism. Utilizing elements from goo, punk and electric noise. His weapon of choice in making these art work are aerosol cans. No need for captions. Already in the art work.
I love his murals. Wish he could paint my room with his style of work. He uses Sumi Ink for his art work and also a prop artist. When I saw his prop it made me reminisce the early 80s. Like the old rotating channel controls for actual television. The nostalgic period of Star Trek. Luckily William Shatners nemisis the Goron was not there. Lucky me! Haha! I really like his work. It hits home when you actually see it at the exhibit.
In his statement, he shifts and transforms space and environments so the viewers can recreate their own "real world." Which makes sense for me that when I was kid, I always used to pretend I was on a different planet or universe. Thus why it it hit home for me. Anyway, it was great to see his work in person. I do hope to see another installation made by him in the near future. The space images that you are about to see, it is called Space 44.
As a fellow artist, this really motivates me to do more work in my related point of interest. I love art and thinking of getting my Masters Degree in Arts.
Rhianna Martin and John Wusah. Actress and Actor.
About a week ago, I did a shoot in North Hollywood, NoHo, California. As I do some edits on Snapseed, I came across this one edit. I actually like how it came out.
Through out this year, I have hit many roadblocks that is holding me back from becoming a known photographer. But that is just how life is. We have to adjust to make things happen. What slowed me down is the fact with all these updates, uploads, downloads and so on. It caused my computer to crash, plus my computer is old and is in need of upgrading. And that is another thing that slowed me down, the need to upgrade. I cannot upgrade since my job has cut my hours due to the change of seasons. So my source of income has plummeted, but I have invested in some small gadgetry to work on some photos and work on my images on the iPad, with the help of Snapseed. So without further a due, here are my recent work. These photos will be added to my portfolio in the near future.
Every photo taken in this section between both parties, me and the subject(s), have given me the verbal rights agreement to post these images.