STEELO MAGAZINE NORTHERN CALI PHOTOGRAPHER.. (ANTHONY BARRIENTOS)
Two of my great passions in life are travel and photography. I believe that travel broadens one’s view of the world. Experiencing other cultures, meeting people from other communities and other city’s and seeing the beauty, and sometimes ugliness, of the world has helped me understand that all of our lives are at once interconnected and individual. It has made me better appreciate my own home and culture as well as that of the people I’ve met and the lands I’ve seen and I have become a much more tolerant person as a result. Through my photography I seek to document my own personal experiences, to capture scenes and events as I see them and to share with others the beauty and diversity of the world I’ve seen. As the images of other photographers have inspired me to explore the world, I hope my own contributions will inspire others to do the same.
I view the art of photography as a subtractive process, a distilling of reality into a personal vision. As such I often use the tools of modern photography – different film stocks, filters, digital enhancement – to try to capture in an image the emotions I felt at the moment. Though originally trained as a graphic designer I have been involved in photography since childhood I experienced a renewed enthusiasm and appreciation for photography after taking a basic black and white darkroom course in high school i started experimenting with traditional black and white photos and with alternative, color sepia and other filters.
After high school l I embarked upon a series of photo-shoots bought my first real camera not to far from home.Went to locations, camera always in hand, which resulted in an ever growing library of photos and documenting my adventures. I built a personal virtual gallery on the internet to share with family and friends on Facebook and was surprised when how much people that were complete strangers who had happened to like my page Thus, a serious hobby began to transform into a business.
Today I own a photography and published photographer my work includes subjects ranging from models, pinups, Lowriders, Familys,etc i am truly blessed by the support of family and friends to continue my journey to master my craft. Anthony R Barrientos Santa Cruz, CA