We blogged about the work of Oscar Rodriguez before. He was also one of the judges for our April’s Black+White photo competition. We asked Oskar to share with us what initiated his love for photography and how it all started. Here’s what he had to say:
Please give us a brief bio:
I started photography in my spare time about 5 years ago. I only choose an image when it hits me, as one can go on forever taking photographs, and I only re-touch if I think it is necessary for its mood. It is all about personal taste. I am currently looking into artistic photography as a possible route for the future.
Describe yourself in three words!
Three words that best describe me would probably be creative, artistic, and visual.
When did you start taking photos?
I started taking photos a long time ago, but seriously choosing my shots around 2006.
What inspired you?
What inspires me is certain moments in time and what my eyes get drawn to. Having been a keen art enthusiast and student in the past, I know the type of images that grab my eye, why and how. Painters and paintings, film scenes, music videos and portraits have always inspired me- the visual basically.
What image did you chose to share with us and why?
I have chosen two images to share with you. One is my first serious shot which I chose as one of my main pieces ‘Harbour’ (top image) – it’s simple and very contemplative, and the other is from John Kenny, whose portraits from his trips to Africa I find absolutely amazing – he really captures each individual’s magnetism with the most appropriate tones of black and white! This one in particular emphasises the young man’s thinking process. The way in which his arms are poised express authority in a subtle manner. He is immaculate in his presentation. There might be some kind of decision-process going on here- who knows, only he does.
If you’d like to see more of Oscar’s images, please visit his website.