Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Hot Spot : John Albert Rivera

Life is an art. Art is how you express yourself. Like photography and modelling with passion in fashion. - John Albert Rivera

Pangquotable o pagstatus sa facebook ang dating ng quote niya di ba? Sinu nga ba si  John Albert Rivera o mas kilala ng marami bilang JA Rivera?

Nagkakilala kami ng John Albert Rivera sa isang community sa photogaphy dala na rin marahil sa kakaexplore ng mga bagay-bagay mula sa mundo ng photoraphy kaya siguro kami nagkakilala ng di inaasahan, ika nga ng marami maliit lang ang mundo.

Tara simulan natin kilalanin ng lubusan si John Albert Rivera sa mundo ng photography at ang kanyang mga kuha.

Full Name and Alias: John Albert Rivera and JA Rivera
Location: Lipa City Batangas
Age: 28
Education: BS in Commerce major in Bus. Mgt.
Occupation: Fashion Photographer
Genre of your Photography:  Grotesque
Tell me about yourself that people don't know:
I did witchcraft and sorcery. Loves new ages books. I do mountain climbing and a culinary avid.
What is your current state of mind before we continue with the interview?
Honestly, I thought its like autobiography of me.. a little personal.. I guess.
How did you get started in photography? 
I started from modeling and then eventually I began to love creating artistic photos with deeper meanings.

Did you go to school to study photography? 
No, but I have mentors.

What camera did you use?
Canon 600d / nikkon d90 in work.

How would you characterize the style of your photography?
Dark, mysterious, goth, casual.

the angel
Can you share with us some recent images?

And what's the story behind it?
Angels in any form are everywhere.

Who or what influenced you to become a photographer? 
R. Rodriguez, my great mentor and friend

How did you become a photographer?
I started in modeling. Since i don't have a camera that time i managed to learn how to model first. And from the time i got my camera I often do some snapshots.

And When did your career start as a professional photographer? Event photographer using an amateur camera, now im still amateurish though, I feel like I need to learn more.

How did you go about selling your first photograph?
No actually selling, but sometimes people hire me for events like birthday etc.

What makes a good photographer in your opinion?
A good photographer should have at least the passion for arts and the who has eyes that  sees things in a different way and the one who shares things that most of don't see or notice.
One best example is an advocacy photography but I myself express photography in a way of personalizing it, the one which shares stories not only as a photog but also as a model.

Do You Have A Favorite Walk Around Lens...If So What Is It?
Prime lenses.

Which one item of equipment would you say is the most important to you? 
Battery grip during events and macro lenses as well.

What is the most rewarding part of photography? 
Perhaps, when people recognize you and extend their gratitude during shoots like in fashion in photography. Or if they appreciate your works of arts, its really overwhelming.

What is your most embarrassing experience as a photographer?
None so far.

How photography change your life?
It made me see things on a different and deeper perspective.

I know you been working with some of the famous and influential people in the country but may I ask whom do you wish/dream to work with and Why?
Hmmm, none so far..for as long as I express my art.. I never think about it.

What tips can you give to someone aspiring to be a professional photographer? 
Actually I may not be considered as a pro by this time but I hope I can go back in this short interview and realize that I was an amateur. I really want to be a pro and I know there is still much more to learn.

What are the best tools for a beginner to learn on (besides the camera)?

What is your favourite recent image you have shot recently?
All were studio shots given to our company, but nevertheless I may say My fave is my angel statue shots which still I use as my phone wall paper.

Can you describe it’s creation in regards to location, lighting, composition, camera settings etc, also your thoughts when creating the image and what it means to you? 
Perceptive, texture and meaning.

What are the pros and cons of being a photographer? Please be specific.
I have no idea so far. Its about self expression and one may never criticize others works. There is always room for improvement.

I know you like traveling for shoot or even for chill-out, can tell me where is the best place to be to do some shoot?
I love cemeteries, ruins and haunted houses. and why there? It tells more about my self identity.

What goal are you working towards within your photography and when will you know you have reached it?
Goal?.. hmmm.. do a work which will capture everyone's' heart.

What photographic organizations do you belong to?
Quarto, a newly established org, former LMPC

Name a photographer you would like to take a portrait of? Rodin Rodriguez

If you weren't a photographer or a multimedia artist, what would you want to be?
Write or I would be a visual artist.  Why? A born artist will always be an artist.

What legacy you will leave on?
Maybe I have established my own building made for photography.

Any final message? 
Photographs are extensions of ones eyes in the heart. Its is a compilation of records of how man survived for lifetimes, those are memories which we cant turn back but we can cherish at the present.
These also serve as story teller of how we lived and will continue on the next lifetimes like a series of soul rebirth.


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