Q:Hi Daniel,Hope all is fine, i'm based in Paris, France, and i would like know if you are happy with Currentstudio? Thanks a lot
I have only been with Current for about a week. Very happy with the performance and communication so far. I am excited to see how the future with them rolls out. Cheers!
Q:How often do you hang out at the studio? Are you there only when you have a shoot, or are you always there doing something?
I apologize, I know this is a REALLY late answer. I dont ever hang out at the studio. I only go to the studio if I have a shoot. I am otherwise out selling or photoshopping images. Thank and sorry again for the late reply :D
Q:Can you give me a price range for a modeling portfolio? Do you have makeup artists on site?
Prices vary by needs. We do have a make up artist and hairstylist that we use. Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Thanks!!!
Daniel Amezcua is a photographer based out in Utah, he’s got quite a varied C.V that makes us quite envious & we might have to hit him up for a few of his contacts! He has worked in the News industry, worked as a cameraman & video editor, made several small productions, tons of infomercials, learnt how to run a business, worked as a web designer for several years, but didn’t really love it, before shelling out for a camera & falling in Love with Photography. Now he’s been working on creating teams of people to work with & has travelled a fair bit. We were lucky to catch him to learn more about himself & his work.
What or who inspires you?
I have a love of Art. Whether that be through traditional media or digital, I want to be able to see into people’s minds and understand their visions. Some masters that I admire are people like James Coleman. He was once a painter for Disney but now works full time selling his visions of Hawaii. His work represents how he sees light and life. A few of my favorite photographers include Bruno Juminer, Suza Scalora, Annie Leibovitz, Mario Testino…
What is the creative process you go through when starting a project?
For my projects, I always sit down with those that are going to be involved and brainstorm. This is honestly the most exciting part of the whole process. I love seeing the excitement in everyone’s eyes as we figure out the pieces to our next series. We always start out with a concept. This helps us to decide on wardrobe, make-up, hair styles, locations, lighting, time of day…. etc. It helps to have the right team mates to make it come together!
After a typical brainstorming session, I will sit down to think about all of the things that I have agreed to and start figuring out the details. I prefer to have everything figured out before we shoot so that when it is time to shoot we can move at a comfortable pace that keeps everyone happy.
Which project/piece are you the most proud of & why?
I have yet to create the project that I am most proud of. I have been working for about 5 months now on a piece that I think will be the pinnacle of what I have done thus far. The piece was supposed to be a NAHA (North American Hairstyling Awards) shoot for a hair stylist but it has evolved into so much more than that. Stay tuned while we work this one out!
What are your plans for 2011 and beyond?
I am looking at growing more into commercial beauty and fashion. I want to see more challenges come my way so that I can continue to grow as an artist. I would also like to do a few more personal projects where I am able to create story lines through imagery. Wish me luck!