Today we’d like to introduce you to Tere Rodriguez.
Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
I’m a professional photographer from a small town in Castaic, Ca. I specialize in black & white, documentary and cultural photography. Growing up, I was inspired by capturing moments. Predominantly culturally associated events. The way an instant moment can be captured and remain forever in an image became something that I wanted to do to show the world what I see through my lens.
Please tell us about your art.
I started out taking pictures during my Jr. high days. In those times, I used film cameras. Some that I still have to this day. I photographed people. Friends and family mostly. Then, strangers or people, I’d see dressed up at certain events. I loved photographing danzantes and folklorico dancers. The colors and intricate designs were my main focus. I wanted to capture every piece that represented my culture. Because I am proud of my ethnic background and history.
What do you think is the biggest challenge facing artists today?
My challenge as a photographer is the belief that photography has been known to be a man’s domain. Being Mexican and a woman does make it hard to receive the same recognition that a man would. But it is something that I believe I have overcome.
How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
You can see my photography work on Instagram under the handle, @photorebel82 and for work-related photoshoots, @photography_by_tere.
- Phone: 6616002235
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: Photorebel82
- Facebook: Tere Ruelas Rodriguez
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