Why It Is Okay To Unleash Your Alter Ego

Have you ever had this impulse to just do something out of the ordinary?

You turn on the television and you see your favorite show on and you just wonder “Hmm I wonder what it would be like to live like him/her?

A lot of people I work with approach me with these ideas of portraying  someone that is just totally opposite from who you are day to day: their alter ego! Continue reading “Why It Is Okay To Unleash Your Alter Ego”

How Saying NO Can Be The Greatest Decision You Ever Made!

Have you ever been given an opportunity or asked to do something important, and you had to say no?

How did you feel? Like the bad guy right?

So many of us (especially if you are a giver like myself) tend to just give and give and we rarely or almost NEVER say No! One of the students in my workshop classes I assist approached me and said that I must get so much support and my Continue reading “How Saying NO Can Be The Greatest Decision You Ever Made!”

Here’s The Greatest Cure To Mend A Broken Heart

I have always been, and always will be, a person in a positive light.

A lot of my friends and family say that I have a heart of gold and how there isn’t a bad bone inside of me. The way I see it: Life is too short to hold grudges or to behave like an ass. I rather brush it off and live my life the best way that I can (because you never know). Continue reading “Here’s The Greatest Cure To Mend A Broken Heart”

Get Rid Of Your Fear Once And For All

Many people know what they want to become when they’re young.

And then there were some if us who have no freakin idea.

You know how the game goes: you tell everyone when you’re 8 years old that you wanna be an astronaut then you reach 15 and you wanna be a teacher. Then you reach your 20’s about to graduate college with a degree that you have no idea what it is…and you think to yourself “I have no idea what I wanna do.” Continue reading “Get Rid Of Your Fear Once And For All”

Master The Selfie: Top 10 Tips for taking a Professional Portrait On Your Phone!

In case you haven’t noticed, selfies are on the rise!

Every person in the world has taken a selfie (aka a self portrait) of themselves at least once. It’s the new thing! And as a photographer, I love looking through selfies on my Instagram & Twitter – and I love posting them too. It’s all part of the new generation! Continue reading “Master The Selfie: Top 10 Tips for taking a Professional Portrait On Your Phone!”

The Real Truth About Your Photos

“So, why art?”

I get asked that question a lot! I think almost every artist get asked the same question about the work that they do – the why question. Out of all the things in the world that you could be doing, why did you choose this profession or why this medium of art. And the response that I use to give was “I didn’t really choose it, it chose me.” Continue reading “The Real Truth About Your Photos”

A Quick Way To Follow Your Passion

Here in NYC, this weekend is the beginning of the yearly Memorial Day weekend!

This is the time of year where the great people of the US  honor the men and women who fight/fought for our country. Manhattan is swarmed with men and women in uniform! It’s kind of cool to see where they came from and the stories that they have. Continue reading “A Quick Way To Follow Your Passion”

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How The Greatest Artist Of All Helped Me Create Beautiful Work!

When Hurricane Sandy hit New York City, the after math was heartbreaking.

Coney Island was buried in sand, homes were left in ruins and trains were down for days and days on end. I’ve never experienced anything like this in my life! Sandy was a true force of nature and we all completely underestimated her. Continue reading “How The Greatest Artist Of All Helped Me Create Beautiful Work!”

Three Reasons Why Digital Cameras Are Turning Creatives Into Zombies!

A couple of days ago, I invited some friends over to my studio to hang out and I showed them some of my photo pieces.

I always like to get advice from friends so I can see how they interpret my work (they will tell me if it looks weird or not haha!) They asked me how did I take the photos I told them that those pieces were taking with a film camera. Continue reading “Three Reasons Why Digital Cameras Are Turning Creatives Into Zombies!”

Why I Turned My Family Into Monsters & SCARED the Fashion World

By the age of eight, I felt that I was ugly.

There were so many times when I was being picked on as a kid because I was Colombian, flat chested and didn’t wear any cool clothes that were in style. When I was growing up, I lived a life of hand-me-downs from my older sister. Continue reading “Why I Turned My Family Into Monsters & SCARED the Fashion World”

Three Reasons Why Artists Go To The Armory Show

A couple of years ago while attending college, my professor at the time made it a requirement to attend The Armory Show located in New York City. Her name was Asya Reznikov, an amazing video & sculpture artist (highly suggest you take a look at her work). She told me that I would benefit from the show…and I have attended every show ever since. Continue reading “Three Reasons Why Artists Go To The Armory Show”