Today we’d like to introduce you to Robert Ramirez.
Robert, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
“The Eye”- I remember when I picked up my first camera as a kid, a simple point and shoot camera, I was immediately intrigued by composition. I never wanted to take the plain straight forward shot, I was always trying to find different point of views, invoking emotion and trying to deliver the story through a single capture.
Fast-forward several years later, I was given an opportunity to show my hidden talents at work when my company asked for some product pictures in this beautiful display. My company loved them and praised them, sparking the pursuit photography. I then decided to invest on a good camera which has started this non-stop fun adventure.
“Dedication”- I am self-taught in which I have spent countless hours/days/weeks/months/years trying to improve myself… and learning that there really are no true “rules” to being artistic. Just let the creativity flow by bringing together the subject matter, emotion, location, and occasion.
I love to travel, whether it’s for work or leisure. I always plan and research amazing spots wherever I go- every city has its hidden gems!
Photography has given me the opportunity to capture some magical shots, meet some great people and fellow photographers- Check out the great artist of San Diego Photo Squad!
We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
I originally got into landscape photography. Being an outdoors person and traveling to some amazing places, my goal was to capture those memories. I wanted people to feel the same I did when I was these places and inspire to go out and travel, go outdoors, go for a hike, go on some adventures!
As I started getting some exposure, friends and family began to request for portrait/family pictures, opening a whole different world! It was a challenge transitioning from taking a picture of a beautiful still landscape to a subject/s, capturing the feeling, the emotions, and tell a story. Luckily I have worked with some amazing people that have made it easy to perfect the “ice breaker” and make the photo sessions a lot more enjoyable.
I love to take pictures that have that “candid” feel, capturing the authentic smiles, laughs, as well as the feelings expressed through the eyes. My goal is to have viewers stop, think and smile.
The stereotype of a starving artist scares away many potentially talented artists from pursuing art – any advice or thoughts about how to deal with the financial concerns an aspiring artist might be concerned about?
Although some equipment is VERY expensive, the beauty of photography is that you can capture any of those moments with almost any type of camera. You don’t need the best camera equipment when starting out. The gear should grow with your business.
There are many FREE platforms to promote and show your art. Social Media is key for exposure, but nothing is better than face-to-face networking to grow your client base.
Get involved with local Photography Groups. You can learn a ton from fellow photographers and get some insight on what works and what doesn’t. This can prevent you from making an expensive mistake! I’ve gotten some great advice and help from San Diego Photo Squad!
Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
My work can be seen on:
And been featured on Lightroom Instagram/Website!
- Website: www.fernwehvisuals.com
- Phone: 619-755-6475
- Email: www.instagram.com/fernwehvisuals
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/Fernweh-Visuals-177343712963154