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Meet Angel Origgi

Today we’d like to introduce you to Angel Origgi.

Angel, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I started with being in the architecture/interior design field but fell in love with photography along the way. It was always a great hobby/passion of mine so I decided to turn it into my career. It wasn’t easy at first, competing with thousands of people in Los Angeles doing the same thing. I had to find what part of photography I love and I was good at.

I ended up sticking to traveling/journalism and environmental portraits. Now, I am very content with the type of photography I get to create. I don’t like working in studios or doing weddings, for me I don’t find joy in it. At the end of the day you have to do what makes you happy in every aspect and it will show in your work.

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?
There was always and still there is competition around. It’s normal. Los Angeles has plenty of opportunities to be creative and be who you want to be you just have to work hard at it and not give up.

We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
My work has come to doing travel/brand photography and doing environmental portraits. I love symmetry and composition. You see it everywhere if you really pay attention to your surroundings. We live in one of the most beautiful cities in the world and most people don’t get to see it or experience it. I like to show that in my work. There is usually an interesting story behind my travel photos. I never like to tell it because I love to have people have their own imagination about it and let the photo speak for itself. Makes it more interesting.

What were you like growing up?
I grew up in Peru, Lima. Speaking only Spanish and German. I came to live in Los Angeles with my mom and sister at the age of 13. From there, my life changed drastically in a good way. I had the opportunity to be whoever I wanted even tho I was so young. I was always attracted in seeing the world. That was for me and still is the best part of being alive. Seeing what it has to offer and all the beauty around it.

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