Explore|Create|1 – Cueva del Indio

Many times when we think of beautiful locations we think of buying a plane ticket and visiting an exotic location. What we tend to not consider is that beauty is sometimes in our backyard (well no literally).

As an example I bring forth exhibit A on this blog, La cueva del Indio in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. In my case an hour and half trip resulted in a set of images I really loved, may make prints of these available so stay tuned.

The point of this post is to basically showcase that many times beauty is within reach, no plane ticked or passport required. As a photography instructor you would not believe how many of my students hold back ideas or inspiration because they’re waiting for that exotic location to try out their new gear, skills or whatever.

Don’t wait, explore your home, explore your street, explore your neighborhood, don’t wait. Create now.

PS:

For the camera geeks out there the images where made with a D300s, RAW files edited in Adobe Lightroom. If you have any questions feel free to leave a comment.

Draco brings Lo Maldito to San Juan, PR

The much anticipated set of concerts closed last night with Lo Maldito (The dammed). Highlighting the 20th anniversary of his ground breaking record “Vagabundo”.

With a set list that contained more of the heavier and darker songs of his repertoire , Draco rocked the Coliseum of Puerto Rico along with a very energetic crowd that enjoyed the trip through the dark side of his career.

Personally I’ve been a fan of Draco since I was in high school. I even had the chance to meet him once too.

Not everybody gets to meet their musical heroes, so I knew how lucky I was. But the only thing I wanted more than getting a picture taken with him was to take a portrait of him. I took that chance of meeting him and took this impromptu portrait of him.

One of my most prized pics not only because I admire him as an artist but also because I wanted to celebrate his strength as a cancer survivor. Right around this time he was just escaping this horrible decease. For a moment there during his sickness things started looking bleak. But he fought through it, valiantly. So for me this whole meeting was a victory, little did I know that years later I’d be covering one of his concerts .

So this short story and set of images have a great personal value, I hope you enjoy this post and hopefully , one day you’ll meet your heroes too. Cheers.

Ricardo Arjona presents Circo Soledad

After two years of absence Ricardo Arjona returns to Puerto Rico. The artist announced a set of performances this upcoming October vía a creative press conference/mini concert.

Here are a few images documenting the evening.

Ana Torroja performs in Puerto Rico after a 14 year absence

Ana Torroja

Spanish singer Ana Torroja has been touring heavily these months promoting her most recent greatest hits albulm “Conexion”.

Ana Torroja

Returning to Puerto Rico after 14 years Torroja performed in the Bellas Artes theatre in Santurce. Playing most of her hits to an almost capacity crowd,Torroja showed off her vocal range while moving through the stage and intercacting with the energetic crowd.

Ana Torroja

Here’s some pics of her presentation for more info visit solborincano.com for more images and content.

Ana Torroja

Ryan’s Portrait

Ryan- Portrait

A summer classes where I teach are coming to a close it was time for one of my classes to step into the studio and work on portraits. Usually around this time I like to teach a Strobist ( ala David Hobby) semminar in which we use our portable flashes to create dramatic portraits.

One of my photoshop course students Ryan was kind enough to model for us, here are some of the results. Hope you enjoy and feel free to comment.

Cheers!

Ryan- Portrait