Shutter Addiction What do addicts of anything need ? Therapy, isn’t that right, well, that’s exactly what I needed these past few days ― a sort of shutter therapy, a walk my camera just capturing the sense of the city, in this case Coral Gables with all its dichotomies and contrasts. More to come soon . . .
I’m an Artist Do you ever think of yourself as an artist ? I do, I always have. Ever since I first touched that Canon F100 back in the summer of 1994 as I started my formal training back in college the thoughts of creating have always been there. Recently, I’ve been having a set of conversations with a very dear friend of mine about our journey in this medium and really what makes us come alive. I believe wholeheartedly that I must always examine where I’ve been, where I am, and where I want to be in order to improve and grow as an artist. Note, how I didn’t mention my photography. Photography for me its just a mean to represent my art and vision into world. Do I love it ? Hell yeah, I wouldn’t know what to do without. It completes me as a person as it makes everything just more interesting. My big theme is always celebrating life and that deep connections that we create with another human being …
Have you ever created your images before you actually snap the shutter. I do and I totally recommend you do it as an exercise. We are constantly photographing in our minds, registering, analyzing, sizing, redrawing, and imagining. Exercising your vision provides for a whole new perspective and the point of this whole project for me. I’m trying to see things in a new light, new lines, and blurs. When things are blurry sometimes they ironically become clearer, almost like a deja vu in some sort of abstract way. All images by Jorge Ledesma and the Nikon 50mm 1.8G
Who can resist these beautiful eyes and yes, I’m a dog lover. Dogs are sincere, they never lie, and no matter what, they always love you.
I’ve been of the grid again but still taking picture almost daily but not publishing as I’ve been exploring lenses, styles, and light. Here’s one from yesterday that I felt a huge connection. I don’t know something about this little girl and her innocence that is so precious. As adults we must always strive to maintain a child’s innocence as long as possible. Their formative years are certainly a very special time. Seeing them grow and develop into young adults and eventually creating their own lives with their own families. Life, its history in the making. Cheers everyone.