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Meet Sarah J. Preston and Berny Regalado Jr of AMBO Creative in Hollywood

Today we’d like to introduce you to Sarah J. Preston and Berny Regalado Jr.

So, before we jump into specific questions about what you do, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
Growing up, we’ve always been shooting pictures and mock music videos with whatever cameras we could get our hands-on. We studied photography and film separately when we were each in high school, with Berny pursuing music after that and Sarah pursuing acting and film. When we met and started spending all of our time together, our creative pursuits began to collide as well. In 2015, we bought a Canon AE-1 and Minolta XG-M and after that, we started shooting each other nonstop which eventually turned into the entity, AMBO.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc. – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
The road of any artist trying to make it their own way, on their own terms is never smooth. We’ve dealt with financial struggles, rejection, nonacceptance, limiting beliefs and self-criticism. Having each other and our creative flow, where we’re almost reading each other’s minds, really helps. We’re able to bounce ideas off of each other and always be on the same page.

So, as you know, we’re impressed with AMBO Creative – tell our readers more, for example, what you’re most proud of and what sets you apart from others.
We’re AMBO. A film and photography duo from Los Angeles in love. We shoot on all film, 35mm, polaroid, 8mm and 16mm. We’re known for our raw, gritty shooting style. We love shooting outdoors with natural light in a very run and gun, guerrilla-style on the streets working as we go. We love scouting locations and finding out of the way spots that you normally wouldn’t look twice at and turning them into something unique. What sets us apart from others is our eye and the fact that we’re shooting from a male and female perspective that blends together into one. Sometimes, we can’t even tell our shots apart. This gives our subjects a powerful and confident dynamic.

So, what’s next? Any big plans?
We’re planning to start shooting more film and video work on 16mm and 8mm film. We recently shot our first music video on super 8 film for the artist, Callaz. We’re currently shooting some music videos for the artist, Kyd Barrett. We plan on moving into narrative films very soon and our goal is to shoot a short film on 16mm.

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Image Credit:
Ben Cope, Ambo Creative – Sarah J. Preston and Berny Regalado Jr.

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