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I am a nature and fine art photographer and digital photo artist. I capture landscapes and wildlife images from Brazil to Singapore and anywhere in between. I also create macro and abstract compositions and enjoy sharing the beauty of the world with others.
No, I don’t have a routine. Beauty is everywhere and I always feel motivated to create more images.
In the beginning of April, a stay at home order was issued in Miami. Since I couldn’t document the beauty outside, I started a daily photo project to create the beauty inside. Every week, I give a list of themes to a small group of photographers and we do our best capturing the theme and share the images with each other virtually for constructive criticism. We are currently in the fifth month of the project. Also, to avoid excessive procrastination and tv binge-watching, I started writing daily to-do lists. This helped me get organized and stay busy. As shocking and depressing as the pandemic is, it has actually been good for my creativity, and I’ve been able to produce plenty of images I am proud of.
Over the last ten years I have received numerous awards and recognitions for my photography. The one that I treasure the most happened last year, when an editor from Outdoor Photographer, a prestigious photography magazine, asked me to write a behind the scenes article about one of my images. The article occupied a two page spread of the December issue.
My two cats. They vigorously “assist” me with setting up every composition.
Everybody has a cellphone camera nowadays and can take pictures. There are also a lot of very good photographers. It is very difficult to stand out in the crowd. I am trying to create images that are artistic, unique, and bring joy and color to others.
Not everybody is going to like all art. Believe in yourself and keep creating.