I grew up in Havana, Cuba, where I studied drawing and painting at the National Academy “San Alejandro”. I emigrated to Caracas, Venezuela, just days before I turned thirty years old. After two years in Caracas I moved to the United States thanks to an invitation to present my artwork at a University in Houston, TX. In 2000 I relocated to New York City, while continuing my artwork and making a living working in the fine art industry. I spent four years at the Registrar Office at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. After the MET experience ended, I did what I thought I should have done a long time ago: I switched professional careers and I began to work as a scenic artist for Theatre, Film and TV. And in 2016, I became a member of the Local USA (United Scenic Artist) 829. Around that same year I purchased my first semi-professional camera (at least the first one since the 1980’s): it was a Nikon D7100. I had about eight manual lenses I had inherited from my father in law and I decided that I should give them some use. But the start was slow and accompanied by a sense of disorientation, until little by little I started to find my way through many video presentations and tutorials on Youtube. So I would mark 2018 as the beginning of my photographic journey.
The photos on this website are only a fraction of the photos I have taken ever since. There are many more that make it to my Facebook page but don’t come here. I have photographed landscapes, birds, people, and all sorts of things. There is no specific focus on any particular subject. So far, all I intend to do is experiment. But my real desire is to work on a more controllable environment and with a creative goal in mind. In the meantime, I hope you will enjoy what I have done. Thanks!