Bebe plays Puerto Rico for the first time

TodaybIbgot the chance to cover Spanish singer songwriter Bebe, who performed in Puerto Rico for the first time. Playing an intimate set in the Bellas Artes theatre in Santurce, Puerto Rico.


Known for her passionate lyrics and fiery performances Bebe delighted the crowd. She shared a few exchanges with her fans who sang along to most of her hits.

The complete set of pictures is below:


Fighter portraits series- 4

Continuing this portrait series here’s one of Ivan Calderon. He’s definetly a future hall of fame boxer and one of the best defensive fighters to come out of Puerto Rico.

This image for me is touching since it was taken during his first loss. Facing a younger, bigger and hungrier opponent all the while Calderon was entering the final stages of his career. He would retire a few fight later. 

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.