Today we’d like to introduce you to Arthur Bryan Marroquin.
Arthur Bryan, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
My venture into the photography world first began with me in front of the camera as a model and actor at Missy’s Modeling Studio in the Rio Grande Valley, located in the deep south of Texas. While being in front of the camera, I also found a love for being behind the camera. I enjoyed creating my own art. I saved up and got my first professional camera in 2006 since then I’ve been learning every step of the way from great mentors such as Kathy Whittaker and the world renowned Mike Ruiz, Daryl Gonzalez, and Ivan Valentine. A photographer is never done learning!
Being a working actor myself, I’d like to say gives me an extra edge as I know both sides of the business. I understand a client’s needs and wants of a headshot session, and then I bring my knowledge and expertise of the art of the headshot and mesh both ideas to create the best headshot package I can provide so you can be fully armed with headshots that are marketable.
I truly love what I do. I love meeting every single person who walks through my door and that I photograph while traveling. I’ve been fortunate enough to be published in various publications as The Wall Street Journal, Natural Magazine, Austin Woman, Octane Magazine, and in Playbills for shows currently running on Broadway right now! I was also nominated for LA’s Best Headshot Photographer in 2016 by Backstage!
My favorite assignment that was not headshot related was accompanying and photographing DeafWest’s Broadway Production of Spring Awakening: The Musical at The White House.
Has it been a smooth road?
There have been times where I wanted to just put my camera down for the sake of wanting to explore other ventures and mostly the fear of not having my work recognized or appreciated. But I slowly got over that fear and decided I was good enough, and that you never stop learning and you must always, ALWAYS try to do better than your last shoot.
Who, or what, deserves a lot of credit for where you are today?
Kathy Whittaker, she took me under her wings and really helped me establish the Austin location.
Do you have a favorite type of client or project?
I love working with everyone, people who have been in the business forever or people who are just starting out. I love headshots, they really are my passion.
What do you know now that you wish you knew when you were just starting out?
Make more mistakes and try everything.
- Website: www.abmpix.com
- Phone: (323) 282-5776
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Facebook: facebook.com/abmphotostudio
Arthur Bryan Marroquin (ABM Photography)