Featured Photographer: Ronny Garcia

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Rarely do you come across a collection of photographs that stops you in your tracks. Your eye's are locked, unable to take them away from such compelling and emotive images.
 
Ronny Garcia's collection of work is the definition of this. His incredible use of color along with his stunningly accurate composition gives his images a surreal, dream-like quality that airs a sense of professionalism and real dedication to his craft.
 
We caught up with Ronny to find out more about what goes into creating his imagery...
  
 
 
Ronny Garcia Photography
 
Ronny Garcia Photography
  
Photography came into my life in a moment that I wasn't expecting it.
  

Where are you from?

 
I’m from Barranquilla, Colombia. Now I live in Santiago, Chile.
 
 

When/how did you get into photography?

 
Well the photography came into my life in a moment that I wasn't expecting it.
In late 2013 I found some images on internet that took my breath away, those picture were incredible for me, something that I'd never saw before and from that moment I knew this is what I wanted to do. So that month I decided I wanted to buy a camera, and believe me, since that moment I've never  stopped shooting. 
 
Ronny Garcia Photography
 
Ronny Garcia Photography
 

Tell us about your style of photography?

 
It is hard for me to define my style but I think I'm more into conceptual portraits and self portraits.
 
 

What camera equipment are you currently using?

 
  • Canon 6D
  • Tamron 24-70 2.8 VC
  • Canon 50mm 1.4 USM
  • Canon 100mm f/2 USM
  • Sigma 35 mm 1.4 Art (This is my favourite one)
 
 

Where are you getting inspiration/influence for your images?

 
Well I think for me a lot of my inspiration come from internet. I pass a lot of hours in front of my computer because of my work so I see a lot of things like illustrations, paintings, photographs. I think this is one of the things that most influence my work. Also I can mention some photographers that are a big inspiration for me: Alessio Albi, Laura Zalenga, David Uzochukwu, Dmitry Rogozhkin.
 
 
Ronny Garcia Photography
 
Ronny Garcia Photography
 
With color you can tell a whole story or change the total message of one picture.
 

Your images make a great use of color. What draws you to this type of aesthetic?

 
Well I think for me the color is as much important as is any other element in the picture, with color you can tell a whole story or change the total message of one picture. I think it’s the reason why I got so obsessed with color in general even though i'm never satisfied with my colors.
 
 

Tell us about your philosophy of how to shoot great images.

 
My philosophy is that a picture must to tell you something, for me this is the most important part.
Talking more about technical things, the light is so important and make a good use of it, also think about the color when you are shooting (Color wheel is a good friend), and the post processing that is going to take your picture to the next level.
 
 
Ronny Garcia Photography
 
Ronny Garcia Photography
 

What are you using to edit your images?

 
I use Lightroom 5, and Photoshop CC 2014.
 

 

What do you do when you’re not shooting?

 
Most of the time on internet seeing random stuff (pictures, videos or listening music), also I spend a lot of time reading thrillers novels and sketching ideas for my pictures.
 
 

Do you have a favourite image that you've taken?

 
I think this (photo below) is my favourite (Self portrait), because I was passing a difficult moment when i made this and it helped me a lot to move on.
 
Ronny Garcia Photography
 
 
 
 

Discover more of Ronny Garcia's incredible work:

 

Ronny Garcia on Flickr

Ronny Garcia on Instagram

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