- Shoot! Shoot! Shoot! Always be shooting.
- Trust yourself and your vision. Speak up!
- Put yourself out there – always!
- No fear.
- Know what you want and show people as best you can.
“I’ve found that I’m happiest sharing my journey to the image, when I show my subject and fellow creatives what I’m aiming for, it gets me there faster.”
Every moment makes him proud because those moments make the people he cares about most, feel proud too!
A proud moment was having one of his photos displayed on a billboard in Times Square (at the age of 16, might I add). “Not because of the billboard, but because that it was the day my dad finally took my love for photography seriously.” Another was having a photo in the Cosmopolitan Magazine because it’s a magazine his mother had always bought. And more recently, last spring shooting for China Vogue. “I told myself I wanted to shoot for Vogue, any Vogue, before my grandparents passed. They speak mostly Spanish and don’t know much about fashion, but they know about Vogue. I didn’t ever think I’d be showing them my name on the pages at 22! And I can’t wait for the next proud moment.”
He’s accomplished so much in his 10-year career and dreams of shooting for brands like Chanel, Calvin Klein and Miu Miu. “I aspire to be one of the greats; creating work I’m really proud of.”