Respected photographer Aaron Bristol credits daughter Kayla and a 3 megapixel Sony digital camera as his first foray into photography. Hailing from a boy band - law clerk - pizzeria manager background, Bristol had no idea that the experience he garnered from incessantly photographing his Shirley Temple look- alike daughter would open doors into the industry of professional video and photography.
â€œI had no portfolio, and no formal training. Established photography companies only wanted to hire me as an assistant. No one wanted to give me a chance,â€ recalls Bristol.
But, chutzpah and quick-wit has afforded Bristol the opportunity to open his own studio, work alongside well established photographers, and book gigs with Power 96, Ed Hardy and Bloomingdales.
For a close up of Bristolâ€™s portfolio, check out www.bristolfoto.com.
For some the fine line between art and photography seems as thin as the models luring folks in modern day magazine stands. But although artâ€™s beauty is subjective, the laws of form, composition, shadow and light are what comprise the conceptâ€™s objectivity. It is what creates its aesthetic appeal no matter if you use a pencil or the latest Canon Mark II. It seems Miami Artist / Photographer Floresita Reyes has learned that early on. As she states â€œAnyone can be a photographer. It takes a creative open mind to be an artist. I like to consider myself an artist that draws with light, what she sees and feels.â€
Also a model, Floresita has no discomfort in posing in her very risquÃ© but artistic nudes and semi-nude imagery that celebrate the beauty in the human form. Other subjects may include hands, arms, flowers, boats, people on brick walls, but each time she shoots with masterful composition. Her use of light and shadow is a remarkable play on contrast showing real emotion with each shot. Her inspirations include artists/photographers Cindy Sherman, Claud Cahun, Anoushka Fisz, Vincent Serbin and Joel Peter Witkins, all of whom are also known to have mastered the use of shadow and light to create art out of a photograph. Although at times she is the subject of her own work she is without opposition of working with others who could inspire great emotional pieces. She is open to work with any creative types that share her passion for art and photography.
To Commission and View Floresitaâ€™s Work:
Visit her @ http://www.modelmayhem.com/flore
Dwayne Adams is a South Florida photographer and graphic designer. He has helped produce album covers, magazine ads, and fashion photography for corporate clients as well as local artists and musicians.
Dwayne studied at the Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale from 2001-2004. Also, he is certified with NAPP (National Association of Photoshop Professionals). In 2004 he joined forces with UnderLab Studios to expand on his talents.
This is where WeMergeâ€™d with Dwayne and found that photography isnâ€™t all about just taking some pictures. â€œYou have to know what to look for. Itâ€™s hard work, but I love it,â€ he says while cleaning his camera. After years of running around and snapping shots for UnderLab, he now has a very impressive portfolio, with a ton of friends to go along with it.
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