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BautistaNY
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Artist | Student | Varied
United States
Photographer • Graphic Designer • Writer

“When you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in Black and white, you photograph their souls.” -Ted Grant

"Who sees the human face correctly: the photographer, the mirror, or the painter?" -Pablo Picasso


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As a photographer, artist, writer or any other creative field, you are always trying to improve at what you do. We always seek out the advice of others to know what they think of our work and therefore knowing whether it's good or if it needs improvement. I'm going to let you guys know a little of how I got to the point where I'm at now. I have always delved into many different fields in the path of discovering what I wanted to do in life. In the path of discovery I first started off as a writer. I depended on the constructive criticism of my teachers to tell me whether my writing was good or if it needed improvement. My teachers always seemed to love my work and would always tell me that I could be a great writer if I stuck with it. In the end, I didn't stick with it. I dabbled with art for a while and always received praise from my fellow classmates for the pictures I drew, and I even sold the drawings I made in class for 25 cents each.. Lol But anyways, somewhere down the line I felt like something was still missing. One day, my cousin showed me a program called Photoshop and I just basically fell in love with it. Not only did it allow me to take people's heads and put it on other people's bodies, Lol but I then discovered the great things this program could do. I started looking up tutorials and learning on my own and discovered that I could actually make a living doing this. This is when Graphic Design came into my life. I went to college for Graphic Design and graduated. As a graphic designer this allowed me to take my love for art to a level beyond just pencil and paper. It allowed me to create things which I never knew were possible. After my graduation I did an internship and worked with the New York Public Library on a campaign against cyber bullying. While doing this internship I stumbled across another passion...... Photography... Growing up I always really liked photography, loved how every picture tells a story and how it's so closely connected to art. I started taking pictures in the street of people whenever I would go out. I would take pictures and create stories about the people in them. This lead me into the world of "street photography". It was then that I realized that photography would somehow play a role into what I ultimately wanted to do. It allowed me to take all the elements which I loved from my past and use them to create a "photograph". I started off with a small point and shoot digital camera and finally was able to buy a DSLR earlier this year. I know that I wasn't always the best at the things I did along the way, but through-out this path of self discovery I received a lot of great feedback from people in every thing I had focused on. In the end this was what kept me going and ultimately combining all my efforts into one. We all look at the work we did years ago and say to ourselves, "my work is so much better now." We grow and become better because of the feedback we receive from others. We also receive inspiration from the work we see others do. Picasso once said, "Good artist copy, but great artist steal." What he meant by this was that every artist is somewhat influenced along the way by what has been done before their time. If not by direct exposure, then by the information the artist is exposed to through other people. I've seen people bash other people's work and say, "this is garbage", "you suck", "you should quit." The sad truth is that many people quit because of this. You have to know that you can only get better at what you do, not worse. A lot of times we don't realize that what kept us going and helped us get better at what we did was the feedback we received from others. I wanted to let you guys know that there's a difference between constructive criticism and bashing someone's work. One will help someone improve at what they do and the other will make them regret ever doing it. (Anyways I just realized this is pretty long, and it's 3 in the morning. Lol.. If you actually read all of this then you're awesome.. Thank you.)

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Kajm Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Happy Birthday!
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Happy birthday. Party Have your cake and eat it too Party Hug 
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Happy Birthday! :D
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