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.

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

Juanes acoustic set


Juanes presented his most recent studio album the audiovisual project “Solo quiero amarte”.


The albulm is comprised of song that make up a whole story, each accompanied by a video. 


He also announced a concert date for Puerto Rico this November. If here are a couple more pics of his acoustic set.



Fighter portraits series – 1

So as a side project on this blog I want to start sharing some more personal work In between assigments. I’m also switching the language to English on future entries so to my Spanish reader I truly do apologize “Perdónenme”.

The first entry in this series is a bit of an oldie captured in 2010. It’s features an MMA fighter called Samuel. Back then he was a up and coming prospect, so I wanted to capture youth and intensity.

Since then the sport has fallen in popularity at least here in Puerto Rico and Samuel moved to the US looking for more opportunities. An all to familiar story in the current economic and political climate in the island.

Hope you enjoyed the picture and the short story behind it. 

Cheers!

Una semana en blanco y negro

Jeyvier Cintron entrenando con una máscara de oxígeno. Foto por Peter Amador para Top Rank Boxing.


Durante la pasada semana el material en discusión en la clase de fotografía digital que enseñó en el Colegio de artes y cinematografia es la fotografía blanco y negro.

El baterista de Moths durante su presentación en La bóveda en San Juan, Puerto Rico. Foto por Peter Amador.


Aunque la tecnología hoy día está diseñada para lucir toda la gamma de colores disponibles en una escena la fotografía blanco y negro tiene una esencia que se preserva al pasar del tiempo. El enfoque en la composición, sentido de intimidad y formas mantienen este estilo relevante hoy día.

Un atardecer en el viejo San Juan.


Por eso esto es un género fotográfico que toco con fotógrafos jóvenes. Tonos, contrastes y formas son la esencia de la fotografía y eliminar el elemento de color obliga al fotografo a enfocarse más en esos detalles. Le invito al lector aficionado de la fotografía que intente un día a tomar todas sus fotos en blanco y negro sin importar la cámara que tenga. Descubrirán un mundo que tal vez estaba frente a ustedes todo el tiempo.