Even though he's working hard to be the best artist he can be, the majority of you have never heard of Ulises Pedra. That's because Ulises, like at least fifty percent of the professional photographic industry is a part-time photographer. His day job is with the US Post Office and over the last few years, I catch up to him on just about every trip to my P.O. Box.
What I didn't realize until he showed me some images recently, was just how good his work is!
He's only been at the craft for a few years, but when you talk to him about anything related to photography, his passion couldn't be more obvious! There is no substitute for passion and hard work, but one key to Ulises building his skill set is a terrific relationship with his mentor and good friend, Max Kelly.
Having a mentor who can teach, coach and advise is an incredible asset. It definitely speeds up the learning process and after spending some time on Max's website, it's obvious Ulises is being supported by one of the best!
I picked a few of my personal favorites, but check out Ulises website and you'll see a lot more nice work. What a kick it's going to be following his career as an artist as he continues to grow and fine-tune his skill set!
Images copyright Ulises Pedra. All rights reserved.