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.

Tito Auger of Fiel a la Vega

Last week I got a chance to cover one of Puerto Rico’s most established rock acts Fiel a la Vega.


Known for their social content charged rock songs, Tiro Auger their lead singer has been considered by many to be one of the best local song writers of our island’s alternative rock scene. 

So naturally I was excited to get chance to shoot these local legends. Hope you enjoy the pics.

Brilla el talento joven boricua en Solo Boxeo 

Jeyvier Cintron durante un shoot para Top Rank Boxing./Foto por Peter Amador.


Christopher Diaz y Jeyvier Cintron fueron parte de la más reciente cartelera boxistica de Solo Boxeo celebrada en Kissimmee.

Cintron quien debutó como profesional se llevó una victoria vía decisión unánime . 

Christopher Diaz junto a Henry Lebron durante su Media day./Foto por Peter Amador.


Y en el combate estelar de la noche Christopher Díaz derrotó por lo en el tercer asalto a Sergio López para mantener su récord perfecto.

Ambos son algunos de los jóvenes prospectos en este deporte actualmente y definitivamente será interesante ver sus trayectorias como atletas en los próximos años.