Today we’d like to introduce you to Ed Carlo Garcia.
Ed Carlo, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
When I was getting married, I started looking for a photographer and was inspired by the photos my photographer did. So I got a camera and tried to learn on my own only to be frustrated with the images I created. I used to complain to the print company that the pictures suck because I had a nice camera and the pictures should turn out nice. Ha! So I sold all my equipment and stopped for a few years. A few years later, digital became more affordable, and I got back into it again. I took a year’s worth of studio lighting classes initially, and then many more workshops and other online training and coaching. All that helped develop to what my style is now – modern and vibrant. I focus on a few genres like weddings, headshots, fashion, beauty, and portraits, because I like all types, and a lot of them are fashion inspired. I grew up in LA around the Cerritos/Buena Park area and went all around California for weddings. I’ve also traveled internationally in Mexico and the Philippines for weddings, and Hawaii a few times. This year, I’ll be doing a wedding in the Caribbean for a wedding. A recent accomplishment, my photos also won at www.probeauty.org in 2017 NAHA competition and got finals in 2019 in the nail fashion category. In addition, I’ve also started videography because there so much that movement and audio that adds to the story.
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 love interacting and creating art with people. I create my art because it gives me a way to create my style of beauty to the world, and it’s a bonus that people appreciate it. I think my work is easy to understand because I try to keep it simple, from the way I think about where to shoot and how to light and show expression with my work. I try to make my work look closer to a natural look than an illustrated look like it’s a photograph and my hope is to have people think that it’s a good photo and that I have a nice camera (j/k). I try to practice a lot, almost weekly because I feel I get rusty if I skip. Practicing also allows me to play — I try/test new concepts and new styles so I can become familiar with it when the time comes to do a real gig.
Artists face many challenges, but what do you feel is the most pressing among them?
Artists have the same problem today as they did ages ago – how not to be a starving artist.
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?
People can see my work at these places:
- Website: www.edcarlogarcia.com
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: instagram.com/sf.wedding.photographer
- Facebook: facebook.com/edcarlogarciaphotography
- Twitter: twitter.com/edcarlogarcia
- Other: www.weddingsandmotion.com
Ed Carlo Gracia