"Why?" with Ralph Velasco
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"Why?" is all about backstories, and as we approach our first fifty episodes in the series, one of my favorite qualities of the project has been the diversity of the artists. From macro to landscape to weddings, portraits, babies and critters we've had a guided tour of the world by some of the industry's most talented and respected artists.
The spotlight this morning is on travel photographer Ralph Velasco. The fun for me is his background as not only an accomplished artist, but an expert in relationship building with his subjects, often from different cultures. His URL says it all, "PhotoEnrichment.com." While photography is a huge part of each adventure, being on a trip with Ralph is just as much about understanding the cultural experience visiting the area.
In this new episode of "Why?" Ralph's story proves a point about people in general - humor, friendliness and photography are universal! Check out more of Ralph's work by visiting his website with a click on the image above. Then imagine being on a trip with him, and the experience of capturing your own backstories and the images to go with each one.
1/3/2017 08:13:35 pm
Thanks so much for having me on the show, Skip. Really enjoyed talking to you.
I have always been a firm believer that a great photo should always tell a story an dmake the viewer feel something about what they’re seeing and with this photo, you succeeded. I applaud you for taking something so raw and letting the world see it. It really does tell a story and your photography skills are also showing! I love how clear it is and focused, great job! Hoping to see more of this series from you in the future! Looking forward and maybe soon you’d explore more countries and cultures! Thanks!
1/12/2017 10:51:52 pm
Thanks very much, Marge, for the very kind comment. Glad you enjoyed the image and story behind it.
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