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Meet Van Nuys Photographer: Luis Andrino

Today we’d like to introduce you to Luis Andrino.

Luis, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I graduated from The Art Institute of Los Angeles in 2013 with my bachelors in Digital Filmmaking and Video production. While in college I interned at Darkchild Records as a videographer/editor. There I filmed and took behind the scenes photos for record sessions with artist such as Kelly Rowland, Britney Spears, and Justin Bieber. After 6 months of interning, I was hired on full time. I worked there for 2 years and then moved on to work for an entertainment site called FanlalaTV. I was hired as a full-time videographer but quickly became the in house photographer and took stills of every interview and posed photos with actors and actress for written articles that were featured on the website. This really sparked more of my interest in photography I started to freelance and shoot for models and men’s fashion lines as well as do video promos for them. I still do it on the side, but now work full time for a new company called WhoSay as their videographer/Editor but of course I had to bring along my photography. I know also shoot stills of interviews at WhoSay and everyone in awhile take it to a red carpet and shoot behind the scenes of talent walking down the carpet.

Has it been a smooth road?
While I interned at Darkchild Records. I was a full-time student working 15 hour days in a recording studio while sleeping on my aunt’s couch and living out of a duffle bag for a year.

Any predictions for the industry over the next few years?
I think it’s going to continue being all digital.

What has been the primary challenge you’ve faced?
I think my biggest challenge has been trying to learn a little about everything. You can’t just be good at one thing. I can’t just be a photographer or an editor. I need to know how to produce, shoot, edit, graphic design and more. Trying to be a one man band has to be my biggest challenge till this day. Most companies I’ve worked for or applied to are looking for someone who can do it all.

Let’s change gears – is there any advice you’d like to give?
INTERN. So many people think they’ll just get a job right after school.. and complain they can’t afford to work for free… Make the sacrifice and intern.. offer some free work to build up your portfolio. It will pay off.

Contact Info:

  • Website:
  • Phone: 661-992-9758
  • Email:
  • Instagram: @Luis_Andrino

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