Thursday, December 3, 2015

Hot Spot : Tear Cordez

Sabi nga nila walang lahat ng bagay natututunan lalo na kung meron kang passion na gawin ito at sigurado malayo ang mararating mo, isa sa hinahangan ko sa mundo ng street photography si Tear Cordez na parang kailan lamang kami nagkakilala dahil sa isang photography group sa facebook at isa sa mga nagustuhang kung mga kuhang larawan niya ang temang larong kalye kung saan bihira na lamang ang mga bata na gumawa nito lalo't pa ngayon na uso na ang mg Ipod, smartphone o iba pang katulad nito. Kaya naman hindi ko maiwasan na sabihin sa kanya na ang ganda ng mga tirada niya sa bawat pagpitik ng kamera kaya naman naisip ko bakit hindi ko bigyan ng espasyo ang isang Tear Cordez. Gayung alam ko sa darating na panahon masasabi kung, ui magaling yan hindi lamang sa paghawak ng kamera pati sa pagbuo ng isang magandang konsepto.


Tara samahan mo akong kilalanin pa ng husto si Tear Cordez sa kanyang mundong magulo ngunit puno ng kwento.



Full Name and Alias: Tear Cordez aka Teardrop
Website/Blogwww.teardroptc.blogspot.com
Location: Malabon
Age: 32
Education: Fine Art Student Major in Advertising in FEU
Genre of your Photography: more into Street and Photo journ type

Tell me about yourself that people don't know: Im working as a Graphic artist for almost 9 years now, currently working for a real estate company for 2 years, Using Photography as another medium to show my art, way back i do my own comics, write my own songs, and im a proud lead of a small photography group named "SNAP"


What is your current state of mind before we continue with the interview? 
I'm excited to learn something new

How did you get started in photography? 
Im always interested in photography always referring myself as a company photography although it's not my title, this year i started learning photography in a more serious manner

Did you go to school to study photography? 
In FEU it's part of our Subject for 2 semester

What camera did you use?
I used Canon 1100 D, ring adapter using SLR lenses

How would you characterize the style of your photography?
I used photography as another way to show my art, i love street shots, shot's that tells story, in reality i don't know how to characterized it, i just take shots of things that inspires me or move me.

Can you share with us some recent images? The Tumbang Preso

Tumbang Preso


And what's the story behind it? 
I have this "Larong bata series" that im trying to complete, because i wanted to teach the new generation of kids(the one who loves pc games and gadgets) to learn how we survive way back then when there's no internet, and how we enjoy our time being with friends outside and still enjoy everything.

Who or what influenced you to become a photographer?
I can't remember who introduce me to photography, maybe it's my prof when i was in collage, he's trying to challenge us using DSLR against his PIN HOLE camera that is made from a selecta can. That really amaze me.

How did you become a photographer? And When did your career start as a professional photographer?
 I started using camera at my work, because they want me to take shots of the products we used or modify, and i always have this thing to take shots of almost anything, yet i don't have my own camera, and last year i buy my very first DSLR camera and named it "RED" because of the color.


How did you go about selling your first photograph?
I never sell any photography i have, i don't see myself that way yet.

What makes a good photographer in your opinion?
A good photographer must be keen observer, resilient, resourceful and know what we wants and know how to get it.

Which one item of equipment would you say is the most important to you? 
Which item? maybe my 1.9 16 fuji slr lens because i takes the shots i want with more depth

What is the most rewarding part of photography?
The most rewarding part of photography to me is being able to show my art and inspired people  with it

What is your most embarrassing experience as a photographer?
The most embarrassing is not knowing anything about  camera/lens models

How photography change your life?
Photography makes me look into things in a different way.


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?
I wish i could work with Willan Rivera and learn things i don't know from him.

What tips can you give to someone aspiring to be a professional photographer? 
Tiips i could to a aspiring photographer? learn basic, join events, ask tips to other photographers make friends with them. explore.

What are the best tools for a beginner to learn on (besides the camera)? 
The best tool for a beginner, is he's/her interest/curiosity.

What is your favourite recent image you have shot recently? 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?
My recent shot is a kid, near our place, i ask him to lean on a wall my camera settings iso 100, 1/60 shutter speed, the composition is basic for portraits, my thoughts while taking that picture is capturing the eye of the kid with full of emotion and showing everyone can be a subject to photography.

What are the pros and cons of being a photographer? Please be specific. 
The pros and cons, well this is bit hard to pros well you will learn a lot and see things in a different light when you became a photographer, you will became more patience and learn to observed well, you will also gain a lot of respect from peers when your a photographer, i don't know people outside photography see us as something great, the cons well besides of getting the right gear everything in photography is expensive, this is not just a normal hobby, some people wants you to take their picture for free which is kinda cool in a way but when time comes that your gear is broken that is the hardest part, helping is cool, taking pictures for free is cool because it brings smile to people but you need something too.

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? and why there?
i'm really not into travel honestly the usual place where we our do shoots are QC wildlife and BGC, but lately i'm trying to find new spots too, why there i think every photographer begins in wildlife if not home.

What goal are you working towards within your photography and when will you know you have reached it?
My goal, i can't think of any, but i wanted to try to help others while learning and sharing my experience in photography with them(my group SNAPS) I think i can reached when i see them and myself gain respect and succeed.

What photographic organizations do you belong to?
I created a small group called "SNAPS", at first it was a bunch of aspiring photographers, models and make up artist, but lately people with experience join our group and we learned alot from them.

Name a photographer you would like to take a portrait of?
Maybe i would like to take pictures of Wayne Lim, Renato B Lu or Ludwig Hernandez

If you weren't a photographer or a multimedia artist, what would you want to be? Why?
If im not a photographer or a multimedia artist? i never imagine that, but maybe i would be talking marketing, or political science, i don't know it's actually a guess

How do you see yourself 20 or 30 yrs from now?
maybe 20 or 30 years from now, i hope i will be greater than of what i am right now, and i would like to share my skills to those who's willing to learn too, as they say you need to pass the torch when time comes.


What legacy you will leave on? 
Legacy? I can't think of any, but maybe the way i see things in a different way at most times

Any final message? Its your time to shine.
 Hi there thank you! i don't know if i deserved any recognition or worth any of your time yet, im just a artist who's trying to be a photographer, using it as another medium to let you see what i have in mind or to share what i see sometimes, still i wanna learn more and share those that i learn with my crew SNAPS or kung sino man ang mga makakasalamuha ko along the way.

I was inspired to do this, and hopefully magawa ko rin makapag inspire ng iba, i don't see myself buying high end camera gears im more of a resourceful type of a photography because i believe "wala sa pana yan, asa indian yan" smile emoticon Peace!

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