art / artist / sacramento

“Destinations & Isolation”

Meet Angelo Esquivel

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With 2nd Saturday just around the corner, and a three day weekend at our door many Artists are finishing up their work and are getting ready to play.  With many 2nd Saturday events being held around downtown it can become a little overwhelming on which event to attend, so don’t worry TUBE has you covered for one of these events.
Lunardi Art Lounge at 2612 J street suite 7 in Sacramento, Ca. will be featuring – “Destinations & Isolation” Art Show.  TUBE was lucky to meet with him while his creative process was in the works to ask him a few questions about himself and his passion for Film and Art.

Tell TUBE and our readers a little bit about yourself:
I was born & raised in Colombia. I studied Banking and Financing. It wasn’t for me. I really disliked it. I soon found my passion for Graphic Design. In the early 2000’s, I left Colombia with out knowing how to speak English. I left with a suitcase looking for something better in the United States. I found my first job in Massachusetts, and then I moved to New York City. It was a pretty amazing city, but expensive as hell. I had plans to moved to Miami, but moved to Davis, California. I am so glad I did because in California is where I found my passion – photography. I decided to take photography classes at U.C. Davis, and it has been one of the most amazing experiences of my life. From there to here… everything is about pictures when it comes to my life.

Where does the magic come from?
The magic comes from when you are doing what you really love!!!! In my case I want to express “feelings” through my photography.

When was your first show & when will be your next show?
I did my first show in 2010 and it went really well! I had a lot of photos and the majority of them all sold. This will be my second show  “Destinations & Isolation”  will be on Feb.9th at Lunardi Art Lounge. I have started to think about my third show and I am liking what I am creating – “Behind closed Doors”. I see large formats with lots of  striking colors that resemble Cindy Sherman & David Lachapelle. I admire them both very much. I am hoping to have my third show by the end of  2013.

What was your first love? I’m talking camera’s here…
My first camera was the Canon Rebel T2 (Film). This camera was special to me because it was my first and I did my first show with it. Today, I use the Nikon D3000.

How do you feel about Photoshop vs. the darkroom, and everyone being a photographer these days.
I know everybody is becoming an instant photographer with a camera built right into our phones, but the question should be…  when does a picture becomes Art. The idea or process of art starts when in that piece of paper or film you can export feeling to the public. The darkroom is the place to me where the student or photo taker would really understand the process of taking pictures – Photography.  This is where the ground work starts. This is where the student learns what’s good vs. what’s bad.  Photoshop can be a friend or a enemy. I do use Photoshop, but not all the time. Photos taken with the camera have to be taken at a close range to what the human eye can catch. If you are going to use a lot of Photoshop… Well it is just better to paint.

Where can TUBE readers find you?
www.vanprodesigns.com/angelo   Also, they can find me on Face book.

I always like to end with some “what’s your favorite” questions…
Band? – Pink Floyd, Café tacuba de Mexico, and I think it depends on the mood I am in.
Food / Restaurant? – Steaks. I love Steak. I really like Hooks and Ladder, but I like Formoli’s better.
Hangover remedies? -Chicken soup and a beer.
What can’t you live without?  My passion.

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