|Which camera(s) do you use?
I use a Canon Eos 1 -V - RS / Mamiya 645 AF , medium format / and mi digital
Canon Eos 350.
How do you see the technology evolving with digital cameras in the future? Is all
that's missing are large(r) resolutions when compared to film cameras, or
something else too?
I believe that digital cameras have achieved enough resolution and technology
so that film cameras soon will be an old story.
We have met two kinds of photographers: the ones that believe that a picture
should be "good enough" as shot, and others that use filters and image
manipulation with Photoshop or some other software to get a better/corrected
result. Which group do you believe is "right" in regards to the way a
photograph is presented?
Basically I believe the original photo should be good so it can accomplish
its purpose, and the use of photoshop should not change the main idea, perhaps
only improve it.
Did the introduction of cheap film cameras and nearly cheap digital cameras had a
negative business effect to the profession of the professional photographer?
Yes, I think it has , in my own experience especially with my corporate
clients, they think anyone can take photographs with that kind of cameras.
Is your work always for a client, or do you make pictures for your own pleasure?
What is the percentage for each?
For long time I had to work on several assigments in different photography
fields. These past years I'm spending more time in the kind of
photography that I like, and can use for my stock bank. The porcentage
would be 70 % clients and 30 % for myself.
Do you have a favorite category of photography? (Do you prefer fashion, still
life, action or ? - or do you prefer your Computer Effects pictures?)
Definitely my favorite category is Life Styles shots.
From where do you get your inspiration?
When I get to a place and discover shapes,color and textures, emotions overwelm
me. As I keep capturing more images I feel more inspired, generally the results
are always better.
Have you been inspired by any particular artist/photographer?
I've been inspired by the great masters like Eduard Weston, Irving Penn,
Richard Avendom, Ernest Hass and the Mexican, Guillermo Aldana .
Do you have dreams that you would like to realize?
My dream is, as any photographers dream, to see his images printed in a book.
How did you get your start in photography?
I started 35 years ago selling cameras in a store. I didn't Know a thing
about photography. What I did, was memorize every instruction manual, and
repeat everything like a parrot ( 6 months later I was the best salesman in the
entire store chain and I won my first Minolta SRT 101 35 mm ).
What advice do you have for someone who simply wants to improve their photography
I would advise them to practice much, and to learn to improve the composition
and the control of the light.
What is one of your favorite places to travel to take photographs?
The city of Oaxaca , full of culture and many photographic subjects.
What do you like most about being a photographer?
To be able to travel and get to know the different cultures, and the freedom to
manage my own schedule.
What do you hate about being a photographer?
Carrying heavy equipment.