I've had the blogging bug for a while now, and I'm still not sure where I'm going with this, but I guess everyone starts the same way. Not being a professional photographer puts me on an awkward place, I'm not going after clients, or trying to expand my business which would be such a clear objective, all I want is a place where I can constantly update "people" on my photography so that they can bluntly trash it , and that way I can become a better photographer. Sure mom's feedback is awesome, but I'm guessing it's a little bit biased.
Being this my first post, I just want to get out of the way a whole bunch of stuff about me, so that on my second post we can move on to photography.
I was born in Tijuana, Mexico, I'm 24. In the last six years I've lived in Guadalajara, Paris, Melbourne and Cabo. Photogrpahy really caught my eye when I was living in Paris, how could it not? I started with a crappy panasonic super zoom camera, but after three or four months I had to upgrade, and so I got a nikon d5000, since then I've had quite some progress, I've never taken a lesson, I've been taught by "the web". I now shoot with a Canon 60d, and a Fuji x100s.
I'm based in Cabo, my hometown. I dropped out of a bachelor in business in Australia, and came home to learn the family business, a couple of years have past now and I just became the new CEO at my dads construction company, please spread some love visiting our site, we build awesome high-end custom homes (www.malver.com.mx). Being a young CEO is an amazing experience, also a lot of work and pressure, there's a lot you've got fight with, maybe you'll read about my progress as a CEO from time to time.
I've talked myself out of writing a blog a few times, thinking that I've got to choose between being a CEO or a being photographer, however choosing one over another would attempt against my pursuit of happiness. Photography makes me happy, it's where I turn to when "everyday life" gets a little bit to complicated. Zack Arias one of my very favourite photographers, (www.zackarias.com) once said "I'm going one hundred miles an hour down a dead end road" and that simple sentence really hit me, so here I am trying something new for a change.
One of my goals with this blog is to find my kind and style of photography, I've ruled out a few, but I can't seem to focus on one in particular, portraits might be it, but we'll see.
There are so many amazing photographers, but there are few names that I want to mention just because they inspire me with every frame they take. Here they go, Zack Arias, Joe McNally, David LaChapelle, Abelardo Morell, Ed Peers, James Nachtway, Joel Sartore, Annie Lebowitz, Henri Cartier-Bresson thank you all.
Lastly I want to plug my brother, he is a profesional videographer based in Cabo (www.mikearcefilm.com) he is awesome, he's taught me so much through cinema.
Ok, next post I'll begin with photography, thanks for reading.