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Art & Life with Ismael Cervantes

Today we’d like to introduce you to Ismael Cervantes.

Ismael, please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far.
Some of my earliest memories were of my dad always recording things with his video camera. He always tried to capture the vital movements of our lives and I never understood how his video camera would inspire me one day. I’ve always been in love with the arts in some way or another and would try to dabble in any medium I could get my hands on. I wanted to be a filmmaker for as long as I can remember because of my love for movies so I decided to take a video production class but first I needed to buy a camera. When I purchased my camera, I realized that I could take photos instead of just videos and I preferred photography because I could tell a whole story with just one frame.

Can you give our readers some background on your art?
I’m a photographer and use a Sony a6300 to create my art. As a child, I always had a vibrant imagination and when films were introduced into my life my imagination grew more and more. When walking around at night that old shack I would walk by every day would suddenly be the set of an alien invasion or the city lights would be the perfect backdrop for my dinosaur toys to take over. As I grew older, I would recreate my childhood memories of these fascinating sets and capture them with a press of a button to be able to share to the world what I see through my eyes every day. I hope that people will stop seeing the world as what it seems at face value and realize that world can actually be a little more fun with the right perspective.

Artists rarely, if ever pursue art for the money. Nonetheless, we all have bills and responsibilities and many aspiring artists are discouraged from pursuing art due to financial reasons. Any advice or thoughts you’d like to share with prospective artists?
You don’t need expensive equipment to create amazing art, it’s not the tools that make the artist but what the artist does with them. Create your art with what you have and if you really need a certain tool to try to DIY it before actually going out and buying the best equipment.

What’s the best way for someone to check out your work and provide support?
People can see my work on my Instagram and you can even check out some of my short animations on my YouTube channel at Funish stories.

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