“Through the Lens: Linkz Photo”

In Through the Lens on January 30, 2011 at 1:10 pm

For this edition of Through the Lens I present to you Linkz Photo.  I had the chance to collaborate with him on a magazine project and I was blessed with the opportunity to learn how talented this young man really is.  Photographer, graphic designer, and all around smart cookie…  😉


What does photography mean to you?
Photography is the process, activity and art of creating still pictures by recording radiation on a – oh let me stop playing lol.  Photography means a lot to me actually because its another medium for me to express my artistic side and my feelings outside of computer graphics.

What inspired you to pick up the camera and begin your journey as a photographer?
Well long story short, I had a desktop publishing class in high school which taught me graphics, printing and photography.  So I switched majors in college and when I was doing my graphic internship, the owner of the business was getting a lot of customers for weddings because he was also a videographer.  So people always asked for a photographer so I decided to buy a digital camera and do weddings.  I started off with models although to learn the camera and lighting.  It pretty much took off from there.

What inspires you to keep picking it up?
Its fun and I get to meet new people, and travel.  Also it provides me with another service for money as well for my business.

Who do you look up to in terms of their photography?
Del Anthony, Frank HotSauce, and Keith Claytor.

Define what “beauty” means to you..
Beauty to me is whatever I find aesthetically pleasing to any of the senses. Or the ability to make order out of chaos and vice versa.

Describe your favorite kind of model to work with (attitude, ability, etc)
My favorite model to work with is a great poser or at least flexible and knows her body. She doesn’t fear pushing the boundaries and knows how to have fun during the shoot as well. What helps is the models who doesn’t set limitations on themselves due to some boyfriend or friends beliefs.

How do you decide on locations & subjects?
I make that decision based up the outfit or concept we are doing.  I try my best to make sure the environment matches the concept or outfit unless you going for a contradiction (bridal gown in an abandoned warehouse).

Who or where would you like to shoot that you haven’t already?
I will like to shoot at a Desert or a tropical area.

How do you feel about “digital enhancement/manipulation” and to what extent do you use it?
I feel its highly misused.  I am always a realist and believe in realism.  Its one thing to get rid of blemishes and such but when you actually started reconstructing body parts then it’s a problem.  Especially when its used to hide lack of lighting technique and laziness.

What is the ONE lasting impression you want to leave in your photos?
The lasting impression is you are able to understand what I shot and why I shot it, also for you to see that one moment frozen in time.

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