Today we’d like to introduce you to Rafael Larin.
Rafael, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
My love for photography goes back to my teenage years when I took a photography class in high school. I had a very encouraging teacher and that makes all the difference. Years later, as a marketing and public relations consultant, I was working with a client that knew of my photography skill. They were launching a series of new electronics product to sell online and asked me to photograph it. That turned into also doing their headshots.
Then, other clients followed. This has morphed into a commercial photography service and studio, The Light Committee.
We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
I love that photography requires at least three aspects to be good at it. You need to be creative and technically adept with the camera and with lighting. If you misfire on any of these, your art can suffer, and that challenge is enticing. It’s probably the same thing for a painter and understanding how to use a brush or watercolors or for a musician and understanding how an instrument is played and music theory.
When you’re able to use your creativity with something technical to make art, it’s very rewarding. With photography, using artificial or natural light to create art in camera and with post-production is the draw. In the end, I hope people see my photography and envision their own story from it, whether I led them down a path or they conjure it up totally on their own.
What do you think it takes to be successful as an artist?
When you feel a sense of completion for a project, that is success. Creativity is complex to measure so when you sit back and appreciate your own work or art, that is success.
And, while it’s not possible to please everyone when you receive positive feedback on your work or art, that is also important to measuring success. I also feel I need to be satisfied with the basic technical aspects of photography, such as proper exposure and sharpness. All of these are elements of success.
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