As the photographer, I factor in many elements to compose an image. Sometimes I incorporate these elements, most of the time I remove them. I am more of a minimalist when given the opportunity. These particular photographs were taken of IMAS Director Julie Johnson. I had about an hour to make some photographs of Julie for RGVision Magazine so I had to move quickly. We had already moved through out the museum shooting various images with the sculptures and artwork when we came across this room. All around the room were photographs displayed at eye level with track lighting that created a beautiful, warm feeling intended to make you want to spend some time observing the interesting photos. In the middle of the room was a glass showcase displaying the contact sheets of more photos. I loved the simplicity of the room so I knew I wanted to shoot here. I went ahead a squared Julie up in the center of the room and added a small flash camera left. I was completely set up and the only left to do was to pull a vibe from Julie. We went with comfortable.
Beautiful baby Olivia looks so precious on the cover of South Texas Health System Magazine! I think the editors had a tough time choosing which photo they wanted to put on the cover. Little Cruz holding Olivia did make it on a full page inside the magazine. They’re both wonderful images and I am very proud to have them published in the magazine.
Last month, I was asked to shoot the 2013 January cover for Valley Christian Magazine. It was an honor to be trusted with such a task but what looks like a nice, effortless photo of six kids in uniform was definitely not so easy… It was a challenge to photographs these kids, all with their own unique look and personality, in a moment of comfort and harmony to produce this single image. I shot about 50 different images and this was the one image that each individual kid looked jusssst right… They each have a sweet, innocent, yet confident look that conveys a sense of togetherness, leadership, and community. There’s a wholesomeness. Simple and natural. Christian.