Intro by Skip Cohen
Tamron's Image Masters represent some pretty remarkable artists. They're as diverse as they are passionate about the craft. On Tamron Tuesday I love to profile one of Tamron's tech staff or an Image Master. It's a kick this week to put the spotlight on Hernan Rordriguez. He's a talented artist and our relationship goes back a few years.
One of the finest and most diverse editors in our industry was Bill Hurter from Rangefinder. While he might be retired today, nobody has relationships with more great artists or for that matter has worked with more amazing photographers than Bill. Back in my Rangefinder/WPPI days I met Hernan. He and Bill worked on a lot of different projects together. The combination of their combined passion and dedication to imaging set a standard that's rarely matched.
Hernan's done a guest post, a great podcast and his work has been featured a few times here at SCU.
Just picking out isolated parts of his Image Masters description tells you a lot about his career:
The recipient of over 30 international photography awards, including a prestigious Black and White Spider Award in the fashion category, as well as a Photography Masters Cup Nomination 2013 in the fashion category, Hernan Rodriguez operates a successful studio in the heart of Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley. There, he juggles a steady roster of commercial, product, and celebrity photography, along with corporate and family portraiture. He has art directed and photographed advertising campaigns for Guess, Corona , and AMA Racing. His client base spans from EMI Records, Sony, Universal, CURB Records, Playboy Beverage Inc., and Telemundo. Hernan has also been featured in Studio Photography, PDN, Rangefinder, and covers in both PhotoShop User, & Punto magazines as well a Light It Digital Magazine. Hernan’s outgoing personality and fresh approach to imagery, makes him a highly sought out conference speaker both nationally and Internationally including Keynote speaker in Colombia and Mexico. He has established himself in the industry as a well respected professional photographer with the full support and sponsorship of industry leaders such as TAMRON USA, Westcott, WACOM, Dynalite, Rosco Ent., and AlienSkin.
Hernan definitely needs to be on your radar. Check out his website, his book, “75 Portraits by Hernan Rodriguez” through Amherst Media and then follow him on Facebook and Twitter.
Hernan's Tamron Gear Box
SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC (model A007)
SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di (model A001)
SP 90mm F/2.8 Di Macro (model 272)
Images copyright Hernan Rodrigues. All rights reserved.