Photography, Beauty and Timidness

Since I was a little kid I considered myself a timid person. I always hide my true self behind a shell of silence and awkwardness.

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It's not easy to be a timid person, I believe is harder to be timid than bold. Being timid is constant hard work failing to block your original personality to show a silent and “perfect” being.  

Yes I said perfect because that’s why timid people are timid. We are so scared to be criticized that we sphincter ourselves believing that we will be able to fool people into not seeing beyond our shell.

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That’s where photography comes into play for me, because I found a way to be me and say what I want to say without risking of being me. The tricky part was that the result was the opposite, the more I shoot the more I have to take the risk to show you how I see my world and what is important to myself.

This risk taking issue has affected me, because I have to live this double life where I hide myself and show myself at the same time. Today I decided to open myself, leave my shell behind and take the commitment of being me from now on.

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I decide to turn away from perfectionism and anxiety, leave all the BS and start enjoying all this process.

We will see how this decision will affect the way I see and capture the world.

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Carlos

Hurricane Harvey - Exploration

I live in Houston, and during the hurricane Harvey I have had to stay in my apartment. This gave me a lot of free time and the opportunity to appreciate my environment and my family. 

Here are a few shots that I took with my camera while exploring my small apartment and all the feelings that passed through my mind while shooting this images.

I'll be adding more photos and more post of my experience with this particular storm

Take care,

Carlos

Houston Center for Photography - 35th Annual Juried Membership Exhibition

Hello today I'm proud to announce that my work was selected for the Houston Center for Photography 35th Annual Juried Membership Exhibition.

The work selected is part of my portfolio Glimpses of Stillness, a series of panoramic images that I've working on since last year.

The exhibition will take place on July 14 and I would love that you will join us to share my victory!!! :) I'm really proud about this print, It was printed by me in 15" x 45" format. Here I leave you with the image selected and the information about the show.

On view: July 14 - August 27, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, July 14 5:30pm-8pm
Juror Remarks begin at 6pm
Artists' Talks: Saturday, July 15, 11am