About Adrian Vega Photography
A little Interview at the RAW artist show in 2013
Meet your Light Artist:
What I do
- I have had a camera with me since I was 17. I started into photography because I traveled a lot, to remote places and I didn't want to forget those wonderful memories.
- I'm not your regular photographer. I can't stand getting caught into a gear debate. To me, a camera is a tool. Photography is about creating images, not about the tools used to do it.
- I give 120%. I'll climb, crawl, kneel, jump, swim, dive, cave, drive, run and do whatever it takes to get the image I see in my mind. Each image I create is unique.
- I design my photographs in my mind. Once I like them, I start working on making them real, some sort of 'mental reverse engineering'
- I love Japanese food.
- I'm obsessed about photography. Seriously. I can't be five minutes not thinking on a photography- related thing. It's quite annoying!
- I speak Spanish. I'd better. Spent over twenty years learning it!
- I'm not bossy, but if you ask me my opinion, I'll give you the truth. My truth anyway
- I love good manners!
- I hate talking about myself, it's pretty boring stuff. On the other hand, I love learning about people, their ideas, their dreams, their careers and history.
- I do travel to many locations, nationally and internationally.
- I started as a wedding photographer. Slowly, my clientelle asked for more and more sexy images. Now 95% of mu work is boudoir.
What I don't
- I don't like posing people. I make them feel at ease, then I capture their own movement, their expressions. I believe that my work is to create the right state of mind, where beauty just happens naturally.
- I don't watch Fox news. Or any TV for that matter. Except Big Bang Theory and That 70's Show.
- I refuse to label myself.
- I won't say "no" to my customers ideas or requests, unless they are dangerous.
- I don't use the spell check too often. I guess I should.
- I don't have an electric car. Working on it.
- I can't stand wasteful people.
- I don't care what brand your camera is. As long as it clicks, I'm good. If you know how to use it, bring a cup of coffee. We'll be talking for hours.
On a more serious note, I humbly present to you my work. Please take some time and go through it. My style, approach and creative juices are all there. Please know that I don't have a cookie-cutter approach, so no two images are alike, but you'll get the idea. I enjoy knowing about my subjects and customers. I ask questions, not because I have to, but because I want to learn about people. I can't be quiet. If me asking you questions is a problem, or if you want a photographer by the book, I'm probably not your guy.
I won the first prize in the 2008 and 2009 Latino Art Bravisimo contest.
I have been published in the French magazine PHOTO with a half page spread, in the Jan/Feb issue in 2010.
I was one of two featured photographers on Photoshelter's blog. See the interview!
Me enorgullezco de ser Hispano y Latino. De hecho, me enorgullece saber la diferencia entre ámbos. Si buscas un artista fotográfico con sensibilidad y orgullo por su cultura, y en el área de Kansas City Missouri, en Cancun, Quintana Roo, Yucatan, Puerto Vallarta, Playa del Carmen, Cozumel, Isla Mujeres, Puerto Rico, San Juan o en Guadalajara, Jalisco, ya me has encontrado.