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Meet Arianrodin Brioso

Today we’d like to introduce you to Arianrodin Brioso.

Arianrodin, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
It all started one of the summers in my childhood when I visited my grandfather, Papa Al, back home in the Philippines. He had left his Canon AE-1 film camera on the table. Curiosity took over me, I picked it up and looked at its viewfinder. It was tinted from wear and tear with visible particles of dust and debris. But it changed the way I see things. Before all this, I see things as comic book strips from the newspapers I have cut and collected every summer. Ever since then, I have seen the world in different way. I noticed angles more and more. Too bad it didn’t help me with geometry. By the time I can afford a camera, I drove everywhere I can to expand my photography experience. Spending the night in the car after driving to San Francisco because I wanted to take photos of the golden state bridge to walking around the rain in Seattle because I just need that city landscape shot in Kerry Park. Being able to explore different places it pushed me to break the “4th wall” and interact with the people in this places. I have met different street performers on street fairs, have the courage to ask strangers if I can take a photo of them or pose for a photo.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Everything has its ups and downs. My biggest trial would be when I had booked a whole month worth shoots. This was a big achievement balancing work-school-life-business side of things. During my editing session, my computer had crashed. It was a heartbreak. It was the one of hardest conversations I have ever had. I was really fortunate the enough with the understanding and sympathy of my customers. I reached out to a fellow photographer I have worked with for a referral.

We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
I am a freelance photographer who specializes on street and landscape photography. I also dabble on portrait photography from time to time. I enjoy going to places and meeting the people and the community that is there. My photography had changed throughout the year. Constantly evolving. But it’s roots is still present with them all. That’s what I’m very proud of. I try to tell a consistent story with my photography. My approachability always helps me during a shoot. I can easily connect with the local community on a trip – during street photography – or on a photoshoot. That’s what set me apart from others.

Is there a characteristic or quality that you feel is essential to success?
Having the ability to deal with ambiguity helps the most during a shoot. Things like time, availability and weather tend to not fall with what is planned. This ambiguity helps create a whole different atmosphere that can either affect the shoot. Make a plan, expect that the plan may not work then make the most of what story I can tell.

Contact Info:

  • Instagram: @arianrodin
  • Other: @aurionhunter

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